What is a vasectomy?
Vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. The vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that prevents sperm from mixing with the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. Sperm are made in the testicles, pass through two tiny tubes called the vas deferens, and mix with seminal fluids to form semen. The vasectomy procedure blocks each vas deferens and prevents sperm from mixing with the seminal fluid.
The vasectomy procedure involves separating and sealing the two vas deferens tubes that transfers sperm from the testicles to the seminal fluid. While there are many methods used to perform this procedure, Advanced Urology uses a No Scalpel or Scalpel Less method. After the procedure is complete, ejaculations will proceed as normal but your semen will not contain any sperm. Ejaculation during sexual intercourse will continue to look and feel the same as prior to the procedure, but you will no longer be able to impregnate your partner.
Besides tubal ligation (female sterilization) and oral contraceptives (birth control pills), the vasectomy is the most common form of birth control among American married couples. About 50 million men worldwide have had a vasectomy and approximately 500,000 men in the United States undergo the procedure each year.
Is it the right form of birth control for you and your partner?
This is not a decision to take lightly and although not required, we strongly recommend that this is discussed thoroughly with your partner or spouse before proceeding. We encourage you to bring your spouse with you to the consultation and/or procedure so that you both may ask questions and feel comfortable with our facility and physicians before scheduling the procedure. If you are certain that your family is complete, we offer three very comfortable, convenient, brand new state of the art facilities to have your procedure performed at.
Why men SHOULD consider a vasectomy:
No stress or worry about pregnancy when having intercourse
No risk of a pregnancy that may be dangerous or not recommended for your partner/spouse
No risk of passing on a genetically inherited hereditary disease or disability
All other forms of birth control are not an option
No surgery for your spouse or partner to have her tubes tied (tubal ligation)
Why men should NOT consider a vasectomy:
You are young and may consider have children one day
You are being pressured by your spouse or partner
You are in an unstable relationship or not married
You are depressed, stressed, or have difficulty making important life decisions
You are planning to change your mind and reverse it later
Reversing a vasectomy can be complex and success can be variable, so make absolutely sure that you have considered all of these options.
If you any have questions about getting a no scalpel vasectomy, give us a call at 815-409-4730. We are happy to schedule an appointment and take the time to discretely answer all the questions and concerns you may have.