222019May

Five Things You Probably Don’t Know about Vasectomies

Five Things You Probably Don’t Know about Vasectomies

Assumptions about what a vasectomy is, what it feels like to undergo the procedure, your sex life after the procedure, and whether you can produce semen ever again tend to run wild, thanks to many of the TV shows and movies we watch that approach the subject. A lot of fear that men have about…

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232019Apr

Why Do Fears of Vasectomies Persist?

Why Do Fears of Vasectomies Persist?

Many men who attend vasectomy consultations are relieved to learn that the procedure does not involve the amount of pain or the difficult recovery that they imagined. Pop culture is guilty of dramatizing many medical procedures in ways that are both unhelpful and unrealistic, and vasectomies are still one of the most overdone plot points…

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252019Mar

Vasectomy Alternatives: What Are My Options?

Vasectomy Alternatives: What Are My Options?

For couples considering whether having a vasectomy is the right decision for their family-planning needs, the question of whether options other than the procedure are viable may come up. There are vasectomy alternatives you can consider, and ultimately it is up to you and your partner as to which option is best for your relationship….

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252019Feb

How to Talk to Your Friends about Having a Vasectomy

How to Talk to Your Friends about Having a Vasectomy

Whether to undergo a vasectomy procedure is a personal decision. If you decide to keep it to yourself and your partner, that’s completely acceptable. Some men might feel like asking friends for advice before the vasectomy, while others might want to share their experience to help friends better understand the procedure. If you feel comfortable…

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302019Jan

Three Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Considering a Vasectomy

Three Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Considering a Vasectomy

Family planning decisions between partners may include whether the male partner should or should not undergo a vasectomy. If you are considering whether having a vasectomy is the right choice for you and your family planning needs, there are questions that you should ask yourself, and later, your partner, that can help firm up the…

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202018Dec

How to Talk About Family Planning with Your Partner

How to Talk About Family Planning with Your Partner

A vasectomy is a form of permanent contraception. If you’re in a relationship with a spouse or partner who might be considering having children someday, it’s a good idea to discuss family planning and contraception options before you make a permanent decision. When it comes to talking about this sensitive topic, consider all your family…

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262018Nov

How to Support Your Partner After He’s Had a Vasectomy

How to Support Your Partner After He’s Had a Vasectomy

Getting a vasectomy is quick (usually under 30 minutes) and virtually painless these days, thanks to the use of the no-needle no-scalpel approach. However, it never hurts to show your partner a little TLC when the time comes for him to recover from vasectomy surgery. Most men experience mild, if any, discomfort or soreness following…

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292018Oct

Is a Vasectomy Consultation Necessary?

Is a Vasectomy Consultation Necessary?

A vasectomy is a form of permanent birth control and therefore not a procedure chosen without serious consideration. If you believe that getting a vasectomy is right for you, it’s necessary to schedule a vasectomy consultation with an experienced surgeon who will explain the procedure in full. This appointment also provides the opportunity to select…

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212018Sep

Is a Vasectomy the Most Affordable Form of Permanent Contraception?

Is a Vasectomy the Most Affordable Form of Permanent Contraception?

Aside from abstinence, getting a vasectomy is the most affordable form of permanent contraception. In fact, it’s one of the only forms of contraception that’s both affordable and permanent. It’s also minimally invasive, has a brief recovery period, is covered by most health insurance providers and is accompanied by a minimal risk of complications. When…

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282018Aug

How to Talk About a Vasectomy in Four Steps

How to Talk About a Vasectomy in Four Steps

Talking to your partner about getting a vasectomy can feel a little uncomfortable … for both you and your man. It’s no secret that many men derive confidence from their virility, and part of that is knowing (consciously or unconsciously) they possess and can share powerful sperm. However, if you and your partner have decided…

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