Why a Vasectomy Is Nearly Failproof

Are you no longer interested in having children? A vasectomy could be the solution for you. 

At Urological Associates, our doctors are experienced in reproductive counselling and  performing vasectomies. We want to make sure you're educated on the topic so you can make an informed decision about your reproductive health. 

We've compiled this helpful guide to show the many benefits of vasectomies and why they’re an almost foolproof solution for male birth control. 

What exactly is a vasectomy?

You know that a vasectomy prevents you from having children, but you’re probably also wondering what the procedure involves. To put it simply, it's a type of male birth control.

There are small tubes in the scrotum that carry sperm. During the procedure, your doctor cuts (or blocks) these tubes so sperm can't leave. This ensures your semen doesn’t contain any sperm. 

After the procedure, you can resume your usual sexual activities without having to worry about the risk of pregnancy.

What are the benefits of a vasectomy?

There are a couple of different factors that make a vasectomy an attractive option for people. The rate of failure for a vasectomy is incredibly low. In fact, it’s considered 99% effective

The procedure is quick and easy. It's usually done in an outpatient setting or under local anesthesia. It’s also an incredibly low-risk procedure, that requires no stitches and has a low risk for infection. 

You only need about 24 hours of downtime following the procedure and you can resume your usual sexual activity after about a week. You will continue to need another form of birth control until the urologist verifies the absence of sperm in the ejaculate 10-12 weeks following the vasectomy. 

The procedure is cost-effective too, especially when weighed against the cost of birth control over time. And, a vasectomy is usually, covered by insurance. Talk to us to see what benefits your insurance covers.   

Finally, what makes a vasectomy so appealing is that it doesn’t impact your sex life. The procedure will not change your sex drive, your erections or your orgasms. You will still have ejaculate ,but it will contain no sperm . And, because you don’t have to worry about preventing pregnancy, the spontaneity of your  sex life may improve.  

What to consider before getting a vasectomy? 

Vasectomies are considered permanent. And while most can be reversed, the success rate depends on how long it has been since the vasectomy. Fertility after vasectomy reversal drops off steeply if it has been more than 10 years since the vasectomy was performed.

To learn more about vasectomies, visit our website to schedule an appointment today. We’ll help you decide if it’s the right option for you and your family. 

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