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There are many common misconceptions about vasectomy that prevent men from getting the procedure done. Yet, it is the most effective form of birth control and is often cheaper than other alternatives. If you are looking for permanent birth control, here are some of the reasons a vasectomy could be the best option for you.
Least expensive form of birth control
Whether you are considering birth control pills, having your partner getting tubal ligation, or any other option, vasectomy has them beat when it comes to cost. A vasectomy is a one-time procedure that you naturally heal from. It is not a recurring cost such as a pill and can be completed in a couple of hours. When you get a vasectomy you also have options to choose from. Whether you want a no-scalpel vasectomy or a traditional vasectomy, you can compare prices and make the best decision based on your needs. This one-time expense will save you money over birth control measures such as the pill, implants, or any other invasive surgery. A vasectomy doesn’t make you dependent on taking a pill every day at the same time.
There are no lasting effects on sexual performance
There seems to be a large misconception men have about vasectomy: that it will rob you of your ability to perform sexually or will lower your testosterone. This is not true. There will be a recovery period that most men go through after a vasectomy that will keep you from physical activity for eight or nine days. You will need to have your ejaculation tested to make sure you can have sex without eliciting sperm. However, after that period you should be able to perform at the same rate with your partner. It is not going to affect your stamina, testosterone, or performance during intercourse. You can have sex anytime the mood strikes and feel protected.
Your partner experiences no side effects
Did you know that a vasectomy is safer than your partner getting tubal ligation? After your partner gives birth there can be complications in their health. This can affect how they deal with certain drugs or medical procedures. Why risk another operation on your partner when you don’t have to? You get to take some of the burdens off your wife and it is one of the more important reasons you should get a vasectomy. Many complications can happen during pregnancy and this is a great way to give your partner some relief. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture of goodwill, but rather, that you care about your partner’s body. With less recovery time, cheaper services, and little downsides, it’s no wonder wives see this as a great option!
You are certain you don’t want any children
People choose not to have children for various reasons, and you should be covered with the most effective form of birth control. Vasectomies are almost 100% effective in men. If you are done having children or are not planning on having any children, this is the route for you. After the procedure is performed, it may take up to three months to not detect any sperm. After this, your odds of getting pregnant are almost none. You won’t have to worry about an unplanned pregnancy and can plan your life accordingly. A vasectomy allows you to have permanent birth control that is effective during any time of the year. You also can establish a relationship early in your life with a urologist. This means if you do experience and pain or any symptoms of something else you can see a urologist.
Considering a vasectomy, but not sure where to turn to? Northwoods Urology is a judgment-free center dedicated to helping patients with tough choices. Contact us today and see how we can help you with your vasectomy!