Vasectomy Information Source for Wives and Partners.

Family planning isn't just a man or woman's responsibility. Each partner should know and understand the birth control choices available to them, whether they seek permanent methods or not.

For women, this may be a most intimate area of health care to discuss. As a woman, you may not know that tubal ligation procedures (female sterilization) outnumber vasectomies in the United States by 2 to 1. This is surprising because vasectomy is generally considered safer and simpler than tubal ligation.

Every couple should consider the vasectomy procedure carefully and together. For most couples, vasectomy represents a simple, permanent alternative to other traditional birth control methods. Vasectomy, as performed by any standard means, is a relatively safe procedure that is over 99% effective as a birth control method. Typical of these techniques is the No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure or "NSV". Over 500,000 American men and their families choose vasectomies annually. Vasectomy by far is a safer, less invasive form of birth control than tubal ligation for women.

Your options, and surgical choices, are important when you are planning your family. Many couples are attracted to vasectomy because reversal is a possibility. Most vasectomies and reversals are performed by urologists, though anywhere from 1% to 30% are performed by family practitioners, depending on location and region.

Cost is an important consideration. The NSV is usually performed in a doctor's office. The cost usually ranges from $400 to over a $1000 and is reimbursed by most health insurance companies. This is considerably less than the financial cost of (and with a shorter recovery time than that required by) tubal ligation.

This site focuses on the No-Scalpel Vasectomy, as it has rapidly becoming the procedure of choice among patients. Once informed about the pros and cons of each procedure, many husbands make the "loving choice" of vasectomy over the more invasive female sterilization procedure.

You probably have questions and concerns about this and other birth control methods. Our hope is that you will gain helpful information from this site on the procedures of no-scalpel vasectomy and vasectomy reversals. You should know that you can set up a consultation with Dr. Benderev for any personal questions that remain.

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