In the United States, around 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year. However, it’s important to understand that no man should feel pressured into a procedure he doesn’t want or isn’t ready for. But you might be wondering why would a man get a vasectomy?

What is vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that blocks the tubes (vas deferens) that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra. Sperm are prevented from being released during ejaculation by a device called a condom. This is a permanent form of birth control.


What are the different types of vasectomy procedure?

There are two major types of vasectomy procedure. The first is the standard, or conventional, vasectomy. This type of procedure is performed via a small incision in the scrotum, resulting in a small wound that is closed with stitches. A vasectomy is considered successful if at least 95% of sperm are blocked from exiting semen after surgery.


The second type of vasectomy procedure is called no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV). A no-scalpel vasectomy is similar to a traditional vasectomy in that it blocks or cuts off the vas deferens tubes, stopping sperm from reaching semen. However, instead of using an incision like with traditional vasectomies, this procedure uses only a tiny puncture hole made by a special instrument called a microcurette to make an opening in each tube where it connects with the prostate gland (in men). This means less pain and scarring than traditional procedures because no stitches are needed — just local anesthetic injections at both ends of each tube followed by gentle pressure for five minutes while sperm flows out naturally into


Why Would a Man Get a Vasectomy?

There are many reasons why a man would want to get a vasectomy.

Don’t Want To Have Kids

The first is because they do not want to risk having children. This is a very common reason, especially among young men who want to start their careers and their lives. Another reason is that the man has been married for a long time and does not want any more children. This can be another reason why young men choose this procedure.


No Long Term Side Effects

Another reason why a man would want to get a vasectomy is it has no side effects. There are no long-term side effects from vasectomy. However, it does have short-term side effects that may last for a few days after the procedure: pain in or around your testicles; swelling of your scrotum; bleeding from where the tubes were cut; an erection that doesn’t go away (priapism); discomfort when you urinate; fever; nausea and vomiting; headache; dizziness. Though rare, serious complications can happen as well: infection, bleeding inside of your scrotum, damage to one or both testicles (which could cause infertility), inflammation of epididymis (swelling of tissue at back of testicle)


Reduce the Burden on His Partner

A man would want to get vasectomy because he wants to reduce a burden from his partner. When a partner could not tolerate hormonal birth controls, or is at risk of developing blood clots, they may want to get a vasectomy.


Considering Vasectomy

Getting a vasectomy is a decision to make. It is important to understand the procedure, its risks and benefits, and the impact it will have on your life.

If you are considering having a vasectomy, talk with your doctor. If you’re looking for a vasectomy specialist in Phoenix, Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona, call Desert Sky Urology at 480-933-5557