More on the vasectomy

3 days later, I still feel as if someone has gripped my balls and given them a hard twist. I am not in pain exactly – more of a dull ache, really. As a result, I feel a little nauseus. I think it is getting better, but more slowly than I would like.

The actual incisions are healing nicely, and there is now hardly any swelling or bruising around the two sites of the operation. And there is some irritation where the pubic hairs that were shaved are growing back.

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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  1. I *am* his father, and I did do the same — only too late! (Only kidding, Owen. The timing was perfect, actually.)

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