A vasectomy is a common procedure that serves as a permanent form of birth control for men. If you are considering a vasectomy, here are some signs you are more than likely a good candidate for this procedure.

What is a Vasectomy?

First off, it is important to understand what a vasectomy is. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed by an experienced urologist. During this procedure, the vas deferens are cut or clamped through a very small incision in the testicles. This makes it impossible for sperm and semen to mix, thus preventing a man from fertilizing an egg through sexual intercourse. Men will still be able to ejaculate, and sexual intercourse will still feel the same. The only difference is that there will be no sperm in the ejaculation – just semen.  The procedure only takes about 10 minutes!

You do not Want to Reproduce Now or in the Future

Men who are 100% sure they do not want children, or any more children, are the most popular candidates for the vasectomy procedure. A vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control, so this procedure’s seriousness should not be taken lightly. The vasectomy can be reversed in some situations, however men who are unsure if they want children in the future should still air on the side of caution and avoid the procedure.

Your Significant Other Does not Want Tubal Litigation

Women do have the option of tubal litigation or getting her “tubes tied”. After giving birth, many women find themselves not wanting to go through this procedure. A Vasectomy has a much lower rate of complication, and is cheaper, making it a more simple option for couples who would like to prevent pregnancy permanently.

You Want to Have Unprotected Sex

Many couples, especially those who already have children, want a way to have unprotected sex without consequence. The price of condoms and other birth control methods can add up over a lifetime together, making a vasectomy a simple solution. It is important to note that vasectomies do not protect against STI or STD transmission, so a condom will still need to be worn if you have an STI or STD.

Need More Information About the Vasectomy Procedure?

If all of the above apply to you, you may be an excellent candidate for a vasectomy. If you still have questions, now is the perfect time to speak with a skilled urologist in your area who can discuss the procedure with you. Ron Israeli, MD PC, is extremely skilled and experienced in performing vasectomies with precision and care. Contact Dr. Ron Israeli today to schedule your appointment, or call 973-251-2055.