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Vasectomy

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.