Is a vasectomy right for you?

There are a few pros and cons of vasectomy operations. Clearly, choosing to undergo this process will change a person’s life, possibly forever. Therefore, before deciding to take on such a dramatic change, it is only natural to weigh the positive and negative effects of this decision. Here is everything you need to know.


There are lots of positive reasons for a person to want to undergo this process. The most positive outcome of undergoing this operation is you will no longer have to practice safe sex to prevent pregnancy. Sex after vasectomy operations is still just as fulfilling, but without the consequences (though guys should wait a few weeks afterward before attempting to have sex).

The vasectomy failure rate is quite low and is normally only a problem when men don’t go through with a follow up examination. As such, vasectomy effectiveness is almost guaranteed. Additionally, the procedures of a vasectomy have evolved, leading to the elimination of cutting. This is because the microscopic vasectomy procedure was replaced by the no scalpel vasectomy.

Ultimately, the operation is much safer than tubal ligation, the female equivalent of vasectomies. When women undergo that operation, known as “getting [their] tubes tied”, they are at much greater risk for problems.



Some men can potentially experience both a vasectomy and pregnancy (more specifically, their partner would go through the pregnancy). However, this is a somewhat rare occurrence (as if it was not so uncommon nobody would find a vasectomy in the first place).

Therefore, you should not rely on being able to undo the operation. For people who can reverse it, do not forget that pregnancy after vasectomy reversal can take as long as a year to occur. A failed vasectomy is the greatest vasectomy problem, but doctors are generally lax on charging for a second operation, if the first one fail.

If you are still interested in having this operation, contact a vasectomy doctor to see if it is right for you. Additionally, consider every vasectomy choice, as putting on and taking off condoms is significantly easier than undergoing and reversing vasectomies. Vasectomy costs change, depending on who you talk to, so shop around and seek out the best value you can.

Remember, even though vasectomies are nearly always successful, you must always meet with your doctor afterwards to make sure that the procedure went flawlessly. It is far easier to speak with a doctor about a vasectomy than it is to bring a child in to the world, so be careful and responsible.