Child vasectomy for 10 year olds - NEW LAW ?
Vasectomies on ten year old boys sounds like a futuristic movie story line. Child vasectomy may not be as futuristic as you may think. Reversible vasectomies are usually for men over the age of eighteen years of age, but now a debate has started over whether or not a reversible vasectomy should be carried out on boys as young as ten years old.
The massive increase in teenage pregnancies in girls as young as 12, has prompted some radical views in recent years from governments and parents. Abortion rates have increased as has the numbers of unwanted babies being taken into care.
US figures announce that over 750,000 US teenagers become pregnant every year. That equates to over three million young teenage mums in the globe every year. Abortion rates have hit the roof with over 4 in 10 pregnancies ending in an abortion.
The reversible vasectomy
The idea for a ten year old boys reversible vasectomy is simply to reduce unwanted babies and abortions. Unwanted babies in a new family causes stress and pressure on new mums and dads, Financial worries creep in and it is also a heavy strain on the national health system and a massive drain on the welfare system. An unwanted child can often be neglected and starved of love from either one or both parents, and can inevitably become a statistic in juvenile detention centres or a criminal filling up jails and prisons when they are older.
4% of unwanted children are brought up with help from their grandparents whom have taken on a roll as part time mother and father.
As 4 in every 10 pregnancies end in abortion, taking a stance against teenage pregnancies is a good idea. But how? Abortion can cause permanent physiological damage to a little girl or young woman. Constant regret, depression, and anxiety can fester for years and rear up at any time. Can having an abortion destroy the innocent mild of a child? Does it make them a different person for the rest of their lives?
What is a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a small operation that lasts for between 10 and 15 minutes. A general anesthetic is used whilst one or two insertions are made in the scrotum. A Vasectomy can be carried out privately, by BUPA and other private vasectomy clinics as well as the National Health Services.
With intricate precision, the surgeon will cut both of the vas tubes. Once cut the tubes will be sealed at the ends. This will prevent any sperm from travelling through the penis and deny pregnancy.
Bilateral vasectomies do not always work, their success rate is quite low, and another operation may be required. Not all vasectomies are reversible which is also another sticking point. It is the desire of the world to reduce unwanted teen pregnancies but not at the cost of restricting a persons rights to have children.
It would be down to the parents to make the choice for a ten year old boy to receive a vasectomy. A ten year old cannot legally consent to this operation. The medical profession was initially shocked to learn of this idea, but not all of them.
Childhood vasectomies would drastically reduce the number of unwanted teen pregnancies. It may also increase the number of promiscuous relationships that teenagers would have knowing that they cannot get pregnant. A vasectomy does not stop sexually transmitted diseases. An increase in sexual activity may increase the risk of disease.
Boys V's Vasectomies
What will a boy gain from having a vasectomy?
a) The freedom of promiscuous sex knowing there will be no unwanted babies.
b) The option of having children later in life rather than to soon and possibly ruining their lives.
c) The chance to continue studying for better employment prospects rather than eking out a living to support the baby.
Girls V's Vasectomy
What will girls gain or lose from boys having a vasectomy?
a) There will be a rise in the number of sexual partners.
b) The chance to have a childhood without a baby hindering them.
c) More open to sexually transmitted diseases
d) The freedom of choice if they want a baby after the age of 18 years
There are many pros and cons to childhood vasectomies. What is your opinion?