Dubliners are asked if they know what a vasectomy is and would they have one?

Two men stopped on the street are reluctant to admit they know what a vasectomy is, but neither of them would have one. An older man approves of vasectomies on health grounds, such as a mother not wanting anymore children.

A man from the north of Ireland says

I would be afraid that it would have some bearing on their mental state later on you may wish to have a family and find that you couldn’t.

Another man rules out the prospect of have a vasectomy in the future. 

I reckon I'm OK as I am, I can't improve, certainly if I lose something it won’t make me any better.

Women are also asked about vasectomies,

Yes I know what a vasectomy is you don't need me to tell you do you?

One woman believes if a couple are married and the wife cannot take contraception for religious reasons then her husband should have a vasectomy.

Another woman thinks a vasectomy is a great idea for a man whereas another does not think it is natural.

An older woman adds,

I'm not a man so I couldn't say whether I would approve or not.

‘The Live Mike’ ran on RTÉ between 1979 and 1983 and combined music, comedy sketches and studio guests. 

This episode of ‘The Live Mike’ was broadcast on 30 November 1979. The presenter is Mike Murphy.