[QUOTE=Full Heart;6205761]Vesectomies are no fun either. Check out dontfixit.org [QUOTE]
I personally wouldn't put too much faith in that site. It's main purpose is to sell the authors two self published books. It's deliberately sensationalist, as what usually happens after a vasectomy doesn't make interesting reading or sells books.
In order to make a case, he's taken various medical quotes, and used them in the book / site. What he's done in most cases is to take them completely out of context by changing the wording, omitting parts (or complete) sentences, inserting sentences or words that are not in the original and in some cases making the whole thing up and attributing it to a study.www.dontfixit.info
has a comparison of the original quotes against the books version, and looks at what is supposed to be "Evidence".
Typical quotation:-"Numerous studies over more than 30 years have shown correlations between vasectomy and increased incidence of many diseases. The list of the diseases studied for links includes prostate cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction, chronic testicular pain, chronic inflammation, epididymitis, Prostatitis, testicular cancer, and autoimmune orchitis".
This quote is attributed to Complications of vasectomy. Raspa RF. Am Fam Physician. 1993 Nov 15;48(7):1264-8.
He claims that Raspa says that all of these problems are associated with vasectomy. The study is looking at complications of vasectomy, and he's removed part of the sentence that states that these connections have been stuidied, but "not substantiated by clinical studies".
Raspa concludes that "Compared with tubal ligation, vasectomy has fewer serious complications and a comparable failure rate."
What he's done is to change a medical quote that states that associations have not been substantiated by clinical studies, to they most certainly have!
That's the pattern for the whole site - finding anything not altered is nigh on impossible!
The other point to bear in mind is who links to that site. In the main it's catholic sites, or sites that support natural family planning (not using birth control). They rather have the tendency to not base an argument on the facts of the matter but to try and scare men out of having a vasectomy with that sort of site.
OK, in some cases it works, but in most cases people are not that stupid, and see past the technique. So are you going to base a decision on information made up to sell a sensationalist book?