What is vasectomy?
Vasectomy is considered to be one of the most effective forms of birth control available today.
It is a surgical procedure that prevents sperm from entering the semen. A vasectomy can be performed using either a scalpel or a no-scalpel technique, which involves the use of an instrument called a vasclip to cut and seal off the tubes that carry sperm (vas deferens). The procedure is typically performed with local anesthesia and takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
Why Choose a Vasectomy?
A permanent method of birth control that is 99% effective sounds too good to be true. However, according researchers, vasectomies do come with an overwhelming amount of benefits that can improve the quality of life for the man and his partner.
Vasectomy is Low Risk and Quick
The vasectomy procedure is very low risk. It is of significant low risk that the vasectomy can be carried out as an in-office procedure in our practice at Desert Sky Urology.
Vasectomy has no effect on sexual function
The vasectomy procedure does not change a man’s hormone levels. Cutting the sperm ducts does not affect testosterone levels, and the penis is not involved in the operation. Therefore, there should be little to no effect on sexual function.
Vasectomy procedure is a quick recovery
The vasectomy procedure takes less than 30 minutes to perform.
Recovery time is usually less than a week, but some men experience symptoms for up to two weeks. After the vasectomy, you will be given detailed instructions on what to do during your recovery period. You should have someone drive you home after the procedure. Avoid driving for at least 24 hours. You may experience some mild discomfort and swelling in your scrotum that can last up to two weeks after the surgery. You should wear loose-fitting pants and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least one week after your procedure.
Vasectomy is not that costly
Vasectomies are generally less expensive than tubal ligations.
Are you a good candidate for vasectomy?
But before you make any decisions about getting a vasectomy, it’s important to understand whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
Here are some of the things that might make you an excellent candidate for a vasectomy:
-You’ve been married for at least five years and have no plans to have more children in the future
-You’ve had at least one child with your current partner, but don’t want more children with anyone else in the future
-You have no plans to get pregnant in the future.
– You and your partner have decided that your family is now complete, or you are past your childbearing years
So if you’re considering vasectomy as a way of preventing pregnancy, make sure that’s really what you want. If not, then this isn’t the right solution for you.
Vasectomies are a popular and effective method of birth control for men, with more and more men getting the procedure every year and seeing a positive success rate. The popularity of vasectomies as a birth control option is ever-rising, but until more viable male contraceptive alternatives become available, the majority of vasectomy alternatives fall into the hands of females.