Not like you haven't heard it before (especially if you were hanging out with me this weekend) but vasectomies are totally safe. And because this is my blog, I'll tell you my opinion on vasectomies: I'm all for them. No one really wants me to go into it, but here's a quick rundown, from my perspective. Heterosexual women have menstrual cycles, and all that brings. They also bear the brunt of contraception, from what I gather. Further, they are the ones carrying and birthing children, often breastfeeding them. I don't feel it's an outrageous request for men involved with these women to consider vasectomies as fairly painless and totally reversible procedure. The article talks about how men are squeamish about their boy parts, a concern for which I have little sympathy. Somehow testicles became sacred, while women's fallopian tubes, uterii & etc became medically available. It's a procedure that Jamaican men, for example, do not use. You've heard it before.
Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, hasn't been cleared for use in women 27 to 45.
New way to freeze unfertilized eggs is better than the old way, in that eggs are more usable with this new method. And scientists are saying they will be able to create sperm and eggs from stem cells in the next two decades.
And the animal story: coating birds' eggs with vegetable oil to keep them from hatching is a new method of population control in New York.