Vasectomy Information Source for wives about their husbands...
educational service for women about vasectomies and reversals
and the office centers where they are performed.
planning isn't just a man or woman's responsibility. Both
partners need to know and understand the birth control
choices available to them, whether they seek permanent methods or not.
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 600,000 American men and their
families choose vasectomies annually. By far, vasectomy is a safer, less invasive
form of birth control than is tubal ligation for women.
options, and surgical choices, are important when you are planning your family.
Many couples are attracted to vasectomy because reversal
is a possibility and, sometimes, a desire "down the road." Most vasectomies
and reversals are performed by urologists, though
anywhere from 1% to 30% are performed by family practitioners, depending on location
is an important consideration. The NSV is usually performed in a doctor's office.
The cost ranges from $400 to over a $1000 and is reimbursed by most health insurance
companies. This is considerably less than the financial cost and recovery time
required by tubal ligation.
of this site will focus on the No-Scalpel Vasectomy, as it is rapidly becoming
the procedure of choice among patients. 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, vasectomy reversals, and the doctors who perform them.
Husband & Wife Response to VasCenters.com!
was the perfect resource for my husband and me, because the information is important
to both men and women. Making a permanent family planning decision about vasectomy
isn't a choice you can make lightly… or alone." --
Betty and John F., patients