I would like to hear about this as well. :) I am considering the procedure and would like to hear why you chose to do it, if there is more then what you posted in the original post, and personal experiences you had both good and bad?
If you feel it is appropriate to talk about of course.
how much it cost?
What I find interesting about this resurrected post is that no one bothered to mention sterilization for women or IUDs.
If you bring it up as an alternative then you do not know the procedure involved. Female sterilization is much more invasive. Where as for men it could be as easy as local numbing and out patient surgery. IUDs can puncture the uterus wall or cause serious infections. They also do not technically prevent pregnancy, but in some cases abort them.
Not to mention that the reversal procedures are much easier for men. Yes, it's reversible.
Female sterilization is an outpatient procedure done with local anesthetic. IUDs can puncture the uterine wall or cause infections, but this is extremely extremely rare. Insertion is about as invasive as a pap smear and only takes a few minutes. A woman can conceive as soon as her IUD is removed. The way a copper IUD works is by "killing" the sperm preventing an egg from even being fertilized. What you are calling an "abortion" is a fertilized egg not attaching itself to the uterine wall which is not actually the way an IUD works.
Obviously men are not getting vasectomies and planning on getting them reversed or they wouldn't bother in the first place.
I feel the reason why these options haven't been mentioned is that in our society it is considered taboo for a woman to take any permanent or semi-permanent steps when it comes to pregnancy prevention/sterilization. The most difficult aspect of these procedures for many women is finding a doctor willing to perform them.
Essure is something I'm considering:
its not natural or what nature intended. but to each his own i got #6 in the oven and couldnt be happier. LoL some think i'm insane.