A general discussion on the topic really, but I also wondered if anybody else has been having the hassle I've been going through.
Basically I'd like to get the snip, but every person I've asked about it seems more capable at deciding what's best for me than I am. G.P's, consultants, and even surgeons have all told me that I'm too young and foolish to make a considered choice about my reproductive freedom at the tender age of 22. Well if that's true, why have I been legally considered responsible enough to marry and be a father since age 16? If at 16 the state saw me as mature enough to mange my own sexual and marital affairs, why am I being told that I have to wait until I'm at least 30 before they will take my requests for a vasectomy seriously?
At 16 I could have joined the army and been taught how to murder other human beings with a firearm for Christ's sake. But Heaven forfend I should request an operation on my balls. It's the sort of thing you could regret doing at a later date, isn't it?