Some men may tell you that getting a vasectomy was easy peasy. We wouldn’t go quite that far, but as surgeries go, it’s not so bad once you get over the anxiety. In fact, the surgery is quick and painless, but it’s very important to understand and follow the vasectomy recovery process.
If even the word vasectomy gives you chills, consider that 50 million men have had one, and 500,000 men have a vasectomy every year in the United States. That information tells you that this elective surgical procedure is a popular one, but it doesn’t prove it works. How effective is a vasectomy? Let’s find out.
If you and your partner are considering a vasectomy, you should be aware of certain facts. It is an outpatient surgery with a low risk of complications or side effects, and it is nearly 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. One other important fact is that it is cheaper than female sterilization or the long-term costs of birth control methods for women. With those facts out of the way, let’s dig deeper about vasectomy: how it works and what to expect.
No matter who is doing the talking and who is doing the listening, having the vasectomy talk is rife with awkwardness and pitfalls. Most times it is the female trying to get her man to undergo the procedure, so it is better to have all your facts and talking points in order. Then start slowly. Here are some tips on how to have the vasectomy talk and what to emphasize.
A vasectomy may seem like a permanent fix to most men as it shuts the door on having any or more children. The truth is, that is not the whole story. Half a million men decide to have a vasectomy each year in the US. The decision begins with when is the right time to get a vasectomy and more importantly, is it right for you?