Is a Vasectomy Right For You?
Are you at a stage in your life where having children is a thing of the past? Many men hit an age where they no longer want to have any more children. However, this is usually met with the desire to still have a healthy sex life. Without the proper treatment, it can be scary to continue to have sex and run the risk of having another child. If this sounds like you, then a vasectomy could be the best route for you.
How Does a Vasectomy Work?
A vasectomy is a form of male birth control that works by cutting off the sperm supply to your semen. By cutting and sealing the tubes that carry the sperm, you are unable to get a woman pregnant. This is an extremely beneficial procedure for men who want to continue to have sex without the risk of unwanted or unplanned pregnancy.
Benefits of a Vasectomy
- It is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
- It is a permanent procedure, meaning you do not have to worry about contraceptives again
- It does not affect your sex drive or cause erectile dysfunction, so you can continue to have a healthy sex life
- Vasectomies are meant to last forever, but if you ever decide you want more children, you can reverse a vasectomy. The reversal process is effective 90-95% of the time
The recovery process for a vasectomy is pretty quick. For 24 hours after your surgery, you should rest as much as possible to let your body heal. After 2-3 days you should be okay to partake in light activities. Avoid any sports or heavy lifting for a week or so. The best thing you can do to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly is to consult with your doctor. They will give you the precise instructions that you need to stay safe.
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The ease and success rate of a vasectomy makes it a great choice for men looking for a more permanent form of birth control. If you are interested in getting a vasectomy, Dr. Anand Shridharani in Chattanooga, TN is a men’s health specialist and board-certified urologist who can provide you with world-class treatment and care. Contact us today at (423) 778-4MEN (4636) or schedule an appointment on our website.