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 cost-effective option – vasectomy. Though over 50 million men have gone through this simple, outpatient procedure, it is still a big step for your family.

Here are the 8 steps you (or your husband) might go through when transitioning from baby-maker to someone who has sex purely recreationally:

Step 1 – Making the decision to get a vasectomy... and then finally making the appointment with the urologist.

Step 2 – Realizing the night before the procedure that this means “no more babies”.

Step 3 – Wait… No more babies! No more diapers, sleep deprivation, or play dates.

Step 4 – The big day arrives. With Philadelphia Urology Associates’ method of No-scalpel vasectomy, only a tiny incision is required. No stitches!

Step 5 – The road to recovery begins… all those couple days of soreness.

Step 6 – After the suitable amount of healing time, you may be tempted to make sure everything still works. Just know you won’t be sperm-free just yet!

Step 7 – Of course everything is fine! Celebrate!

Step 8 – Once you pass the post-procedure checkup and are deemed sperm-free you can finally throw out all those birth control methods and enjoy the rest of your life!


While this article is for fun, we understand that deciding on a vasectomy is a big life choice and can be intimidating. For more information on the procedure, view our blog post What to Expect Before, During and After a Vasectomy for a look at what to expect before setting up an appointment to talk to one of the urologists at Philadelphia Urology Associates.

If you’d like to find out more about if a vasectomy is right for you or to schedule an appointment, call Philadelphia Urology Associates today at (215) 563-1199 or contact us online.

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