5:27 pm Martin Bastuba

Can You Tell the Difference Between a Vasectomy Myth and a Vasectomy Fact?

Can You Tell the Difference Between a Vasectomy Myth and a Vasectomy Fact?

If you hear the word “vasectomy” and your first reaction is to cringe, it is safe to assume you’ve heard a few common misconceptions about the vasectomy experience.

Of course, most men are prone to a higher level of sensitivity when a procedure involves an area near their groin. However, the myths that surround vasectomies are unfortunate, especially if these misunderstandings cause a man to decide that a vasectomy may not be right for him – for the wrong reasons.

At San Diego Vasectomy Center, we believe in offering our patients the educational resources they deserve in order to separate vasectomy myth from fact. No one should opt out of having a vasectomy because they are afraid of the procedure or think it will negatively affect their lives.

If you think…

“A vasectomy will hurt and I’ll have to take time off to recover.”

This is a myth. The modern vasectomy procedure is not painful.  Most patients report feeling only minimal discomfort or soreness post-procedure. After a No Needle No Scalpel vasectomy, you can return to work within two or three days depending on how you are feeling – the only recommendation is that you should avoid heavy lifting for several days to prevent unnecessary strain.

“Vasectomies ruin your sex life.”

This is a myth. In fact, many vasectomy patients report that after having a vasectomy, their sex lives improved because they no longer needed to use contraception, such as condoms, which can decrease spontaneity.

“If I change my mind after having a vasectomy, there’s nothing I can do about it.”

This is a myth. Although men who seek a vasectomy are encouraged to consider the procedure as permanent, vasectomy reversals are possible, especially under the care of an experienced microsurgeon like Dr. Bastuba. However, if you think that there is a high chance you will want to build your family further, then a vasectomy may not be right for you.

“Having a vasectomy will change how I ejaculate.”

This is a myth. Undergoing a vasectomy will not result in any changes in your ejaculate except that you will no longer have sperm in your semen.

If you are interested in having a vasectomy, but are still unsure if the procedure is right for you, we encourage you to contact SDVC. Our team will be happy to address any questions you may have and clear up any lingering vasectomy myths.