Common Questions About Vasectomy
Q. Will I still want to have to sex?
A. There’s no change in sexual performance or desire. Vasectomy doesn’t affect testosterone either. Most men who’ve had them report increased sexual satisfaction for themselves and their partners.
Q. Is the procedure permanent?
A. Vasectomies can sometimes be reversed but we don’t encourage that thinking. You should consider this a permanent procedure.
Q. What if we change our minds and want to have more kids?
A.If you are not sure that your family is right-sized, you should probably wait until you are certain. Both you and your partner should be on the same page.
Q. Will my penis or testicles look different afterwards?
A. Not at all. The single puncture we use is so small it doesn’t even require stitches.
Q. How soon can I have sex?
A. We recommend one week. Also, be aware that there is still sperm in your system. You will need to use birth control until it your lab tests come back negative at 90 days post procedure.
Q. My wife is willing to have her tubes tied, why shouldn’t she?
A. It’s not that she shouldn’t – that’s up to your family. Perhaps the question to ask is why would she need to go through major surgery? Especially when a vasectomy serves the same purpose without hospitalization or general anesthesia. Also with vasectomy, you can always test your semen to ensure sterility. Not so with tubal ligation. You never really know if it’s still working. There is also a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy should tubal ligation fail and she get pregnant – a high cause of female mortality and morbidity.
Q. Is vasectomy affordable?
A. Yes. It is a one-time expenditure. No more paying for pills, shots, condoms, spermicide or sponges. Not to mention the cost of an unplanned pregnancy.