I am 22. What is the likelihood that I will find a doctor that is comfortable performing a vasectomy on me?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Richard D. Levin, MD, FACS

If you are certain you are never having children in the future you are a candidate.

Published on Apr 26, 2017

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Answered by Richard D. Levin, MD, FACS

If you are certain you are never having children in the future you are a candidate.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

All urologists have been faced with this situation. I can tell you what I have done. Although you are 22 and think you can make mature decisions regarding a range of life circumstances...you probably can't. So much can and will happen in your life in the next 15 years that make any life changing decision very important. It is not you it is your age and life experiences that puts a decision as this at risk for regret. Having said that... I have done vasectomies on young men who were accompanied by their mother and the two agree and sign that he should not have children. Mother's know their kids and are seldom wrong. I have had others with addictions, medical problems and psychological problems in which they presented with a letter from a caregiver recommending a vasectomy. So yes someone would do your vasectomy. There would be some counseling and signature of a loved one or care giver agreeing to the procedure. In essence Twain said it best-"When I was 17 I thought my father was an idiot. When I became 24 I was amazed how much he'd learned in 7 years. Ps. Consider you get your vasectomy at 21 then you fall in love with the girl of your dreams and her goal in life is to have a family. Pss. If you proceed to vasectomy you might consider sperm banking. The cost is easily determined by googling the subject.

Published on Apr 12, 2017

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

All urologists have been faced with this situation. I can tell you what I have done. Although you are 22 and think you can make mature decisions regarding a range of life circumstances...you probably can't. So much can and will happen in your life in the next 15 years that make any life changing decision very important. It is not you it is your age and life experiences that puts a decision as this at risk for regret. Having said that... I have done vasectomies on young men who were accompanied by their mother and the two agree and sign that he should not have children. Mother's know their kids and are seldom wrong. I have had others with addictions, medical problems and psychological problems in which they presented with a letter from a caregiver recommending a vasectomy. So yes someone would do your vasectomy. There would be some counseling and signature of a loved one or care giver agreeing to the procedure. In essence Twain said it best-"When I was 17 I thought my father was an idiot. When I became 24 I was amazed how much he'd learned in 7 years. Ps. Consider you get your vasectomy at 21 then you fall in love with the girl of your dreams and her goal in life is to have a family. Pss. If you proceed to vasectomy you might consider sperm banking. The cost is easily determined by googling the subject.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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