Are you ready for a vasectomy?
For men seeking permanent, effective contraception, a vasectomy is likely the most popular and well-known option. Vasectomies solve the basic issue of contraceptive choice, and provide men and their partners with renewed sexual freedom. With modern medical technology, vasectomies are far less invasive than their female equivalent – tubal ligation, or “getting your tubes tied,” not to mention that they are also far less costly than tubal ligation.
Whether a vasectomy is the right choice for you is entirely personal, but if you are already considering the procedure and are unsure if you are ready to make the call to schedule an appointment, we invite you to take our quiz below.
If you reply “Yes” to the majority of these questions, you are likely ready to have a vasectomy:
- Have you completed building your family (having children)?
- Are you sure that you will not want to have another baby in the future?
- Does your partner wish to discontinue her current contraception (the pill, an IUD, etc.)?
- Does your partner prefer not to undergo tubal ligation?
- Are you tired of using condoms to prevent conception?*
- Are you looking for a low-cost alternative to standard contraception?
If you answered in the affirmative to the majority of the above questions, then you are ready for a vasectomy.
Many men, prior to scheduling an appointment for a vasectomy, express concerns and have questions about the procedure. They are concerned that it will be painful, that they will have to endure a long, uncomfortable recovery time, or that their sex life will be negatively affected. The fact is, not one of these statements is true. The vasectomy procedure has a long history of being misunderstood by the general public, and this is unfortunate, especially considering how many lives have been improved thanks to the procedure. If you have concerns about having a vasectomy, we encourage you to review our list of vasectomy facts below:
- A vasectomy is a relatively simple procedure that is performed in about ten minutes.
- Vasectomies are safe, effective and low-risk when compared to other permanent methods such as tubal ligation.
- A vasectomy will not affect your sex drive or performance.
- You will not be able to notice any change in your ejaculate after a vasectomy.