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Who Performs A Vasectomy?

It’s natural for men to want some degree of control over reproduction, primarily if their partner seeks to stop having children. However, permanent forms of birth control are not always discussed or considered with casual partners or new clients seeking vasectomy information. Vasectomies are more prevalent in some areas like the United States and Canada, where cultural norms encourage vasectomy as birth control. According to recent statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, from 2011-2014, men accounted for 40% of all sterilization procedures, about 20 million men. If you consider a vasectomy, you need to talk to a Urologist in Brooklyn, New York, to learn more about the treatment.

What Doctor Performs a Vasectomy?

A urologist performs vasectomies. The procedure is performed outpatient and takes about thirty minutes with local anesthesia for pain control. A urologist can discuss with you the various options for pain control and sedation.

What Happens During a Vasectomy?

Before beginning, it is vital to be sure of your decision to have a vasectomy. It would be best to discuss many options before making any decisions that you cannot change later. The doctor will provide information on those options, which you should not hesitate to ask about. The following is a summary of the vasectomy procedure:

The testes and part of the spermatic cord are removed from the scrotum. The vas deferens leading from each testicle will also be cut and tied off or sealed with cauterization, then removed. A section of the vas deferens is then reattached farther up the spermatic cord, allowing sperm to be ejaculated during orgasm.

What Are the Benefits?

A vasectomy comes with many different benefits. First and foremost, a vasectomy is more than 99.9% effective in preventing pregnancy, and it’s easy- just a tiny snip of the vas deferens tubes inside of your scrotum. No more messy contraceptives to buy or prepare- no more worrying about forgetting a pill. It’s all over in a few minutes without any incisions, stitches, or the pain of childbirth.

It is also an incredibly low-risk procedure because no incision is made on either the scrotum or abdomen. There are also no stitches to be removed afterward, making recovery time incredibly fast (24-48 hours) and painless.

Additionally, a vasectomy comes with different health benefits. It reduces the risk of contracting testicular cancer by 50%. It also drastically reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men under 40.

A fascinating benefit is that there are vasectomy benefits for women as well. After a man has a vasectomy, his ejaculate fluid volume is reduced dramatically. The sperm count is significantly reduced to 0, meaning he will still have an orgasm when ejaculating, but it won’t contain any sperm. 

In summary, a vasectomy is an incredibly safe form of birth control that takes no more than 30 minutes with nothing more than local anesthesia for pain management. A urologist does it. During a vasectomy, your doctor cuts the vas deferens and seals it off. It is highly effective and comes with low risks. It helps reduce the risk for testicular and prostate cancer and reduces the likelihood of women getting pregnant even with male ejaculation.

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