Thinking about getting a vasectomy? You’re in good company. About 500,000 men in the U.S. choose to have a vasectomy each year, and this number is steadily growing. Vasectomies have many benefits. In fact, a majority of patients report that they are thrilled with the results and won’t hesitate to recommend a No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy to their male friends and family members. For those still on the fence, we’ve provided a rundown below of the top three benefits of having a vasectomy at the San Diego Vasectomy Center with Dr. Bastuba.
1. 99% effective, long-lasting contraception
A vasectomy is one of the most reliable forms of contraception available. When a patient has a vasectomy, he no longer has to rely on other forms of birth control, some of which fail easily, such as a broken condom, or his partner’s forgetful memory regarding birth control pills. A man who has had a vasectomy is able to engage in sex without risking a pregnancy, and without worrying about human error or memory slips.
2. A healthy, spontaneous sex life
As a highly effective form of contraception, a vasectomy can result in a more relaxed and enjoyable sex life. Many patients have stated that after their vasectomy they found they could enjoy a healthy level of spontaneity that just wasn’t possible with other forms of contraception. Vasectomies take the need for planning out of sex for both the man and his partner and enable the couple to engage in more impulsive sexual behavior, relieving stress and providing much more opportunity for sexual satisfaction.
*Please note: A vasectomy does not protect against STDs.
3. Low risk & cost effective
Other long-lasting forms of birth control, such as female tubal ligation (having a woman’s “tubes tied”), can be quite invasive and require a longer recovery period. A vasectomy, on the other hand, is minimally invasive, has a short recovery period and costs less than more complex procedures. A vasectomy has a one-time cost, unlike some forms of birth control that require frequent purchases. Also, most insurance carriers cover vasectomies. We’ll be happy to discuss vasectomy costs with you.