Before I left Tuesday’s appointment with Dr. Risky, she handed me perhaps the greatest pamphlet I’ve ever received.
My mom took one look at it and said, “I’m pretty sure your dad and I got this exact same pamphlet.” Then she opened it up to the first page and…yep:
1983. Apparently, nothing has changed in thirty years.
While the pamphlet is informative, it’s also hilarious. First of all, the illustrations:
Third, it emphasizes in like ten different places that “only YOU [the man] can decide to get [a vasectomy]” and it goes on to say that some men may regret getting a vasectomy if it was someone else’s idea…like a wife. Ugh, women. Who needs ’em, am I right?
I was also left with some questions.
How can a sperm count be negative? Wouldn’t it just be…zero?
But if I had to pick my favorite page in the whole pamphlet, it would be this one:
My least favorite page was this one:
Hey dudes! You should consider having your women undergo this riskier, pricier, more difficult procedure! That’d be totally bitchin’!
In all seriousness, vasectomy is an option that Mike and I are seriously considering. I’d just like to find some more up-to-date information about it…you know, maybe something from the 1990s.