The average adult male considers getting a vasectomy around age 38. By that time, he has likely been sexually active for around two decades. For many potential vasectomy candidates, that probably amounts to two or more decades of using, purchasing and contributing to the cost of birth control methods such as condoms, the birth control pill or an IUD.
The time, effort and monetary demands of consistent, safe contraception seem to never end. By the time men either decide to not build their family or that their family building is complete, a vasectomy suddenly seems not only
The time, effort and monetary demands of consistent, safe contraception seem to never end. By the time men either decide to not build their family or that their family building is complete, a vasectomy suddenly seems not only viable, but more desirable than continuing to use birth control.
The diverse reasons for choosing a vasectomy
Your choice of contraception is entirely up to you and your partner, but there are benefits, both long- and short-term, to consider when considering a vasectomy. For example, most vasectomies are covered under insurance and end up costing less in the long term than the continued purchase of condoms for another decade or two.
Additionally, there is no need to delay having sex to find a condom or double-check another form of contraception when a vasectomy has been performed, unless risk of STD transmission is a concern. Patients report an increase in the level of sexual spontaneity, and many of them report having a healthier sex life in the months and years after the procedure.
Vasectomies are also highly effective when compared to human errors that could occur from improper condom use, such as a broken condom or a forgotten birth control pill. Those situations are statistically more likely to happen across the decades of someone’s sex life.
Why vasectomy myths hold men back
Even in 2017, many long-held myths about what it’s like to get a vasectomy hold men back from the procedure, even if they would prefer a vasectomy to another method of birth control. Take the time to do your research and see how vasectomies are both safe and highly effective. The procedure is low risk, especially when utilizing the skilled services of a trained vasectomy surgeon.
If you are interested in a No Needle No Scalpel vasectomy, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bastuba of SDVC today.