comments This method is popular with people who want to free women from the burden of contraception
Illustrative photo of an operating theater in a hospital — Pixabay
Among the methods of male contraception, vasectomy is increasingly practiced in France, with 23,306 operations performed in 2021, compared to 1,908 in 2010, according to figures from Family Planning. Among men, the use of however, this technique still seems taboo and subject to criticism. lots of teasing. This Tuesday, in the middle of World Vasectomy Week (from November 12 to 18), an Internet user, Théo Rivière, was able to pay the price on Twitter.
A virile rhetoric
In a widely relayed tweet, the man indeed shared the experience of his operation. “Punctured anesthesia but otherwise almost zero pain and it’s ok. super fast,” he summed up. “If you”re a person with a penis, sure you don’t want children and want to free your partners from that aspect, I recommend it,” he added.
Bien rentré de ma vasectomie. Crevé de l’anesthésie mais sinon presque zéro douleur et c’est allé super vite.
Vraiment, si vous êtes une personne avec un penis sûre de ne pas vouloir d’enfant et que vous voulez libérez vos partenaires de cet aspect, je vous le recommande. pic.twitter.com/RZOjBST59w
— Théo Rivière (@Theo_Sacha) November 15, 2022
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The message was obviously not received. appreciated by all Internet users, some of whom have sent insulting messages in response to its publication. “The sub-man”, for example, wrote one user. “Natural Selection,” another netizen, taking up a eugenicist rhetoric widespread in certain far-right circles.
A short-term intervention
Some people have also compared vasectomy at a castration. On social media, activist essayist Illana Weizman therefore recalled that this operation did not consist in the removal of the testicles, but in the section of the canals which come to transport the spermatozïdes. The procedure lasts about thirty minutes and can be done under local or general anaesthesia. It does not present any sexual complications, specifies in addition doctor Stéphane Mallick, urologist.
For several years, this contraceptive method has been acclaimed in many feminist circles. These activists highlight the mental and material weight that the contraceptive load represents for women who also suffer, for some, from side effects with the pill. Vasectomy is therefore seen as a way to restore parity. Please note that in France, a reflection period of 4 months must be respected. between the first consultation and the operation.