‘It's kind of me taking responsibility for these things’: Men, vasectomy and ‘contraceptive economies’

@article{Terry2011ItsKO,
  title={‘It's kind of me taking responsibility for these things’: Men, vasectomy and ‘contraceptive economies’},
  author={G. Terry and V. Braun},
  journal={Feminism & Psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={477 - 495}
}
  • G. Terry, V. Braun
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Feminism & Psychology
  • This article examines vasectomy as a gendered practice of (non)reproductive masculinity. Reporting on interview-based data, in which a number of New Zealand men made sense of the operation, this article used critical thematic analysis to extract themes from semi-structured interviews with participants who had vasectomies in ‘typical’ circumstances. Primary themes of ‘taking responsibility’ and ‘vasectomy as an act of minor heroism’ were extracted from the data. We will argue that men… CONTINUE READING
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