Check out an article by Ted Cox of the Good Men Project, where he discusses his decision to get a vasectomy and remain “childless by choice.” For those of us that had been looking forward to having children even long before they were married, this might be a tough concept to understand. Ted lets us know the reasons people have for not wanting children – both economic and social.
I did think there’d be a little more backstory for Ted himself – though I don’t know what more I’d expect to hear. Turns out, though, that the top four reasons people have for not wanting a child (based on a study Cox talks about) are pretty obvious. As a father, you thought about them when you and your wife had “the talk”.