There is so much misinformation and conflicting views in the media that it can be difficult to get a straight answer. When I counsel my patients, it comes not from opinion or experience, but from published data. Here are some of the things I have heard from patients regarding vasectomy and how I answer: “Vasectomy … More Seedless Grapes, Part III: Medical Problems
Many couples are concerned about the potential for sexual problems after a vasectomy. There are only a few papers documenting sexuality after a vasectomy, but the results are similar. The first paper looked at 1000 men undergoing a vasectomy. 99% of the men and 95% of their wives were happy with the results, with the … More Seedless Grapes, Part II: Sexuality
One of the major concerns of men undergoing a vasectomy is the thought of sharp instruments around the scrotum and the anticipation of pain. I have personally performed hundreds upon hundreds of vasectomies and I can tell you that nearly every man has told me that the anticipation is worse than the procedure. The local anesthetic … More Seedless Grapes, Part I: Pain
As we approach every guy’s favorite time of the year (lots of sports), it’s time to revisit the safest, most effective, and most underutilized method of birth control: the vasectomy. Of course, abstinence is the best way to insure you won’t get pregnant or get an STD, but that may not be for everyone. Almost … More Vasectomy 101: The Seedless Grapes Club
The following is from a handout I give to my patients that encompasses all of the questions on vasectomy I have heard in thirteen years of private practice and incorporates the latest guidelines on vasectomy in case anyone is interested: Vasectomy is intended to be a permanent form of contraception. There are options for … More Vasectomy FAQ’s
All right, there really is no “bad” or “ugly”, but it was a catchy looking title so I went with it. The fact of the matter is that vasectomy is a nearly painless, ten minute procedure that is done in the office under local anesthesia (although I can knock you out as well). I can … More Vasectomy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.