When considering all birth control options, it’s a fact that vasectomies represent one of the best permanent options for couples to use. From its effectiveness to the relatively low cost, it’s easy to see why thousands of men each year make the decision.
At El Paso Men’s Clinic, we understand the questions and concerns that men have when contemplating the procedure. Our expert staff can walk you through the quick procedure and provide all the info you need to make the best decision for you. For compassionate, expert vasectomy care, choose El Paso Men’s Clinic!
If you and your partner are certain you don’t want children, then a vasectomy has a number of advantages over other forms of birth control, including:
There are female surgical procedures/products for birth control, but they are more complex, less safe, and more costly on average. A vasectomy is often the best option medically and financially for couples looking for a permanent birth control solution.
If you are on the fence about having children, it may help to freeze sperm prior to the procedure. That way, changing your mind about children won’t require a costly vasectomy reversal.
El Paso Men’s Clinic uses what is called a “no-scalpel vasectomy,” meaning we use a special instrument that is designed to be as minimally invasive as possible. Your vasectomy appointment will be conducted in the comfort of our clinic by expert physicians.
Once ready, our physician will make a tiny incision in the scrotum and seal the sperm-carrying tubes from the testicles while you are under local anesthesia. While other birth control methods can be incredibly complex, this vasectomy is simple, easy, and effective.
We conduct the procedure right in the clinic and complete the procedure in an hour or less. By using such a minimally invasive instrument, we can simplify and reduce the healing period for our clients so you can get back to normal life fast. That means no hospital visits, being bedridden, or sutures.
For most men, the post-vasectomy experience is pretty mild. Typically, there is some mild pain and swelling in the groin region which subsides a few weeks after the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, we recommend bed rest and very limited physical activity. Wearing fitted underwear or other scrotum supports will help with the healing process as well as the dull pain. Any minor pain or swelling can be handled using ice packs or regular pain medications.
Sexual activity should not be resumed until a week after the procedure, but contraception should still be used in the months following the vasectomy. It takes time for sperm to be completely absent in the ejaculate, so unprotected sex too soon after a vasectomy could still lead to pregnancy.
Heavy lifting and intense exercise/sports should also be limited until a few weeks have passed. Our physicians will give you a full list of instructions following your vasectomy to ensure you have a smooth transition back into normal life.
El Paso Men’s Clinic is El Paso’s only clinic specifically designed to treat men and men’s health issues, including vasectomies. Give us a call or stop by our office today!