The reasons for a vasectomy are not well known by the public, but they are growing. More and more men are turning towards a procedure that has helped millions save money and stay sexually active. If you are looking to stay sexually active without risking pregnancy, you should consider a vasectomy. A vasectomy makes birth control simple, effective, and less expensive. Here are 5 reasons for a vasectomy you should consider:
One of the important reasons for a vasectomy these days is the option to have a no-scalpel vasectomy. No longer does the process take multiple hours with multiple incisions. Instead, no-scalpel vasectomies are a technique to do the vasectomy through one or two small punctures.
This puncture is made into the scrotum and generally requires no suturing or stitches. The tube (called the vas) which carries sperm from the testicle is cut and sealed in order to stop sperm from leaving.
The procedure requires little to no sutures or stitches and patients report only experiencing moderates amounts of pain, due to soreness, after the surgery. A no-scalpel vasectomy makes the procedure last as little as 15-20 minutes with mild soreness.
This procedure is done with the aid of a local anesthetic called Xylocaine (similar to Novocaine). The interruption of the vas which is done with the no-scalpel technique is identical to the interruption made with conventional techniques.
The no-scalpel technique is simply a more elegant and less traumatic way for the surgeon to control the vas and cut it. More men are finding reasons for a vasectomy due to ease of use and mild pains.
Because vasectomy technology has advanced so much over the past couple of years, recovery times are much shorter. Most patients will need a few days of rest before doing physical activity and sexually performing.
If you want you and spouse to spend more time focused on your children and less time focused on recovery then you should get a vasectomy. You will be able to take some of the burdens off of your partner and experience all the same functionality as you did before.
A couple of days sitting on the couch and you will be ready to go. Not to mention, the procedure is less hard on the body than before with medical breakthroughs. It’s just one more reason why vasectomies are gaining in popularity.
Unlike having your tubes tied or taking birth control, the risk of side effects from a vasectomy is relatively low. According to Planned Parenthood, vasectomies do not have any negative health effects on sexual performance. Sex will still feel the same, except nobody gets anyone pregnant.
This is a form of permanent birth control and one of many reasons for a vasectomy you should consider. Once you have the procedure completed, you will still need to use protection for a couple of months due to some sperm being left over. Once you are out of that time frame, you can have sex as much as you want without sacrificing any pleasure.
According to some research, the average vasectomy can cost around $1000 dollars before insurance kicks in. This can be much less expensive than the cumulative cost of birth control (whether the pill or condoms), and provide fewer hazards than getting your wife’s tubes tied. Again, this depends on your insurance and the urologist you choose.
On average, you will save money over other options.
Another reason for a vasectomy is that you can plan your operation around key moments in the year. Let us explain. It is quite well known in the urologist community that many men schedule their vasectomy around March Madness.
Why you might ask?
Because they are going to be stuck at home for a couple of days after the procedure. You might as well make the most of it! Vasectomies allow you to plan for small periods of rest and get on with your life. If you have any events you like to watch or be a part of why not schedule your procedure around that time to get the most out of your recovery?
While there are many reasons for a vasectomy, knowing the right urologist can be difficult to navigate. At Northwoods Urology we have your back! We are a judgment-free clinic that is dedicated to helping you navigate your vasectomy. Contact us today and see how we can help you!
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