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Unsurgical vasectomy
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Having contemplated having a vasectomy recently I was horrified to discover the need for a sharp knife and a needle in the procedure...

Now when I have an x-ray, the people taking it go and stand outside and cover my parts with a lead shield.....

Err...it's coming to me....

Can't we make 4 out of this 2 and 2? Can't there be a device which obliterates my sperm good and proper without the need for invasive surgery?

Skybird, Jan 07 2001

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       They use ultrasound to break up kidney stones, so it could be fiddled with to explode your testicles, though that would probable be more painful than getting the 'chop-chop snip-snip'.
[ sctld ], Jun 15 2001
  

       <stupid guy story>Instructions to the patient are to shave the required area the night before the vasectomy. Clumsy me, I cut myself. Doctor, next day: "Oh, I see you started without me."</stupid guy story>
Dog Ed, Jun 15 2001
  

       <grins> They don't do it for you anymore?   

       Ultrasound can break up kidney stones because they're crystals. I don't think it'd work on the squishy bits involved here...I have heard of a procedure that uses radio/microwaves to cauterize the female fallopian tubes, and I THINK it's sometimes done for men, but there's a vas deferens between them...
StarChaser, Jun 16 2001
  

       Oh, StarChaser, that was truly Halfwitted (and I DO mean that in a good way)
Legend, Jun 17 2001
  

       Would you have any anasthetic? The procedure would hurt a lot. Use the old style "snip" or fishbone the idea.
smokeyjohnson, Aug 17 2002
  

       um, i know i'm late for this... but i'm the newbie.   

       guys reproduce sperm at an amazing rate! all an x-ray would do is kill a few days' supply or damage the sperm, causing birth defects.   

       bottom line: not permanent, not very effective, and possibly dangerous to offspring.
digitalgadget, Jul 30 2004
  
      
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