Vasectomy


Permanent male birth control as a simple outpatient procedure.

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Birth control is an issue that every couple considers throughout the course of their relationship. A variety of options exist, and at various phases of a relationship, one method may be preferred over another. When couples decide that they want permanent birth control, the decision is usually between a vasectomy in the man or a tubal ligation in the female. Both of these are permanent methods of birth control and are equally effective, but a vasectomy is a much lower-risk procedure.

A vasectomy is a simple, outpatient procedure for permanent male birth control. Because vasectomy is minimally invasive and can be performed without general anesthesia, it has become the preferred method of permanent birth control. Nothing, except abstinence from sex altogether, is more reliable. The risk of pregnancy following proper vasectomy is approximately 1 in 100,000.

Vasectomy is a surgery that will block the the sperm so that they cannot reach the outside world. Overall, there is no real change that is sensed after vasectomy. Semen is still ejaculated with orgasm; however, there is no sperm in the semen. Everything else about the penis and testicle remain the same. Vasectomy does not affect orgasm sensation, or penile sensitivity or erection. Testosterone production isn’t affected, so there is no change in libido, voice, hair pattern, or muscle mass. There’s no evidence that vasectomy causes any future health-related problems. One research project suggested that there might be a higher risk of prostate cancer in men who had previously had vasectomy. Currently, most urologists agree that vasectomy patients are not at any additional risk for prostate cancer.

Vasectomy is a simple, outpatient procedure, commonly performed in a same-day surgery setting. Generally, it’s a matter of patient preference whether the procedure is done using local anesthesia or using intravenous sedation. Occasionally, the testicles may have aching for more than just a few days. The benefits of vasectomy as a permanent form of birth control far outweigh any minor risks. If you’re interested in vasectomy or just want some additional information, please contact one of the vasectomy experts at The Conrad Pearson Clinic.

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