I can't imagine that a vasectomy would make a man feel less than a man, just like I can't imagine a woman feeling that way after a tubal ligation. When my ex-husband and I faced this decision, he volunteered to have a vasectomy, and I thought that was "fair" since I'd spent many previous years on the birth control pill off and on, and using a diaphragm at times. It seemed only right that since I'd carried the burden of birth control in the timing of our family, and not to mention had given birth to four babies over the years, that he'd share part of the birth control responsibility. But I never would have thought of him in a different light, like less than a man, because he had a vasectomy. I find it interesting that some people might think that way.