In the News
Step Away from the Scissors
‘Female Snip’ great…for men!
By: Julie Ryan Evans
Women are responsible for so much when it comes to sex, carrying and delivering babies (don’t even me started on raising them!). When we don’t want one, we have to take The Pill; when we do, we have to vomit our guts out, contort our bodies, push the babies out of an incredibly small orifice, and then let said babies suck every last bit of shape and gravity out of our breasts while breastfeeding.
So after all of that, the one thing men CAN do-get snipped (“payback” is how some of my friends tout their husbands’ vasectomies) -is now about to be passed off as yet another responsibility for women. “Female Snip” to Transform Women’s Lives” read the headline in a Scottish publication.
Well, by Scott, we women don’t need our lives transformed anymore. Take a look at our stretch marks, we’ve had our share of transforming!
So while I get that it’s a much less invasive procedure than tube tying with less recovery time, a vasectomy isn’t invasive at all and requires NO recovery time-for the WOMAN! I’m sure many dollars and much research (probably done by men!) went into developing this procedure, and for some it may be the answer. But for my money, I’d rather see them put their efforts toward figuring out how men can get more involved in the procreation cycle instead of trying to figure out how to remove themselves even further from it.