Vasectomy is a safe and effective way to permanently end male fertility — that is, unless you later change your mind and opt for vasectomy reversal.

Questions and Answers


What is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a permanent birth control method in which your Urology Associates surgeon severs and closes your vas deferens, the tubes that transport sperm from your testicles into your seminal stream.

We perform this minimally invasive surgery in the office as a simple outpatient procedure. It’s a safe procedure with minimal side effects in most patients.

Some men may experience short-term bleeding, bruising, and swelling immediately after vasectomy. Most men recover in about a week.

A vasectomy doesn’t affect your hormones, sex drive, or sexual function in any way. The only permanent change is that your ejaculate lacks sperm in the future.

After a vasectomy, you’re not sterile immediately. Your Urology Associates doctor schedules a sperm analysis after your vasectomy to make sure that there’s no sperm in your ejaculate. When your sperm count is zero, your doctor typically tells you that it’s safe to rely on the vasectomy for birth control.


How Effective is a Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is highly effective for permanent birth control. Just 1-2 women in 1,000 get pregnant after their partner has a vasectomy.

If you have further questions or are experiencing symptoms of a urologic condition, call us or schedule an appointment today.