Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About Vasectomy
Is a Vasectomy Right for Me?
How Does a Vasectomy Compare to Other Forms of Birth Control?
In today’s world of plug and play devices, vasectomy can be considered the plug and play option for birth control. Once you are sterile there are no additional worries. Vasectomy compares favorably to all other forms of birth control as far as effectiveness. Having a vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted disease, but is more effective than condoms that offer some protection against a sexually transmitted infection. Vasectomy is less invasive and less costly than tubal ligation performed on females—and let’s face it guys, the women have done enough by having the kids. Birth control pills are effective, but not as effective as a vasectomy. There have been links to clotting disorders in females who are over the age of 35 or who smoke who use birth control pills. Oral contraception can also affect libido in women.
Does it Affect Sexual Performance or Enjoyment?
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Does it Hurt?
What is the Recovery Like?
Are There Long-term Side Effects?
Can I Get the Vasectomy Reversed?
If you’ve changed your mind after getting a vasectomy procedure, you might consider a vasectomy reversal.
There is no guarantee that the vasectomy reversal will be successful. It really is important to be sure of your decision before having your vasectomy but if your life situation changes there are options.
A vasectomy reversal will be successful in between 70-90 percent of cases, depending on the experience of the specialist performing the reversal. There is an issue with cost, but it can be managed in the majority of cases.