Category Archives: Vasectomy

Vasectomy Questions and Answers

A vasectomy is a safe and effective minor surgical procedure that basically is simply a form of birth control for men who no longer want to father children or be able to get a woman pregnant. There are over a half-million vasectomies preformed in the USA every year, yet many men have numerous questions about…
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The 3 “Best Times of Year” to Get a Vasectomy

Getting a vasectomy is a big life decision, and like with most major life decisions, timing is key. While the actual vasectomy surgery itself is routine, you still need to map-out the road to the recovery. Sure, you could be a tough guy and try to go back to work ASAP like it was no…
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Myths and Misconceptions About Vasectomies

There aren’t many medical procedures that elicit more groaning from men than the vasectomy. But why exactly have vasectomies earned such a bad reputation as an emasculating, fear inducing, and possibly life altering surgery? In this article we’ll shine some light on the myths and misunderstanding behind the vasectomy. (more…)
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Ask a Urologist: Is a Vasectomy Painful?

Q: After much thought, my wife and I have decided we’re happy with the size of our family, but I’m concerned about getting a vasectomy. Is it painful? A: Vasectomies are one of the safest and most effective forms of birth control available. In fact, there are about 500,000 vasectomies done in the U.S. each…
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8 Steps of Getting (and Celebrating) a Vasectomy (GIFs)

There may come a time when you’ve decided that you’ve reached the perfect number of children in your family. Once you’ve come to this realization, the next step is figuring out how to make sure another child does not come along. While tubal ligation is an option, there is a much simpler, safer and more…
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What to Expect Before, During, and After a Vasectomy

For many men, the thought of a vasectomy may be intimidating. However, it’s really a very simple and quick procedure. A vasectomy is an outpatient, or same day procedure. While Philadelphia urologist, Dr. Sloane, will talk with you about everything you need to know, here are some things to expect when getting a vasectomy. (more…)
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World Vasectomy Day: New Trending Holiday?

Image: World Vasectomy Day Started in 2013 by Jonathan Stack and Dr. Doug Stein, World Vasectomy Day was created to inform people about vasectomies and inspire men to engage in the conversation about family planning. Now going into it’s second annual observance, World Vasectomy Day is November 7. (more…)
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Is a Vasectomy Right for Me?

It's a well know fact that vasectomy is the safest, simplest and least expensive form of birth control and yet it is significantly underutilized. Why this is the case is unclear, so let's present the facts here about vasectomy and perhaps it's a choice more men will make. Vasectomy is a simple, office based procedure…
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Should I Get a Vasectomy?

As a Urologist, I see many men each year who are considering getting a vasectomy and I perform many as well.  In fact over 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year in the United States, making it the fourth most commonly used form of contraception. Other forms of contraception include condoms, birth control pills, IUD and tubal…
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