A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is utilized as an effective form of long-term contraception. Our urologists are committed to providing patients who may be considering a vasectomy, or a vasectomy reversal, with the information, resources and support needed to make this very personal decision. You will meet with a board-certified urologist who specializes in men’s health who will help you review all available treatment options and help you to make an informed decision whether a vasectomy, or vasectomy reversal, is right for you.
A vasectomy may be a good choice for men that:
- Are in a relationship and both partners agree that have all the children they want and they do not want to use, or can’t use, other forms of birth control.
- Are in a relationship and their partner has health problems that would make pregnancy unsafe for her.
- Are in a relationship and one or both partners have genetic disorders they don’t want to risk passing on to their children.
A vasectomy may not be a good choice for men that:
- Are in a relationship and one partner is unsure about their desire to have children in the future.
- Are in a relationship that is considered unstable, difficult or going through a stressful phase, or are thinking about having the procedure just to please their partner.
- Are counting on fathering children later by storing their sperm or reversing their vasectomy.
- Are young and still have many life changes ahead.
- Are single when they want to have a vasectomy. This includes men who are divorced, widowed or separated.
- Do not want, or have a partner who does not want, to have to use other forms of birth control during sexual activity.