The Role of Partners in Vasectomy Decision-Making
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by Patricio Aguirre
2d ago
They say, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” and this is especially true when deciding on having a vasectomy. While only one person is undergoing surgery, their partner’s life will also be affected. Therefore, couples need to first have a detailed, open discussion about the procedure, including any motivations, the surgery itself, and its implications.    A Vasectomy’s Impact Goes Beyond the Physical Vasectomies are very safe, common, and effective, with a success rate of 99%. That doesn’t mean it’s a simple decision, though. While this outpatient procedure has little pain, pullin ..read more
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Top Questions to Ask When Getting a Vasectomy
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by Patricio Aguirre
1M ago
Vasectomies are one of the most common procedures that men undergo. A form of permanent birth control, the vasectomy procedure is considered to be safer and more effective than the female equivalent (i.e. tubal ligation), especially when undergoing a no-scalpel-no-needle vasectomy.  Still, it’s not uncommon for patients and their partners to have concerns about the procedure, including the possibility of side effects or future changes of heart. As a leading vasectomy center, The San Diego Vasectomy Center welcomes any questions you may have. Here are some of the most common questions we h ..read more
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Are There Different Types of Vasectomies?
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by Patricio Aguirre
2M ago
Not only is a vasectomy one of the most common, effective, and safest procedures performed, but aside from abstinence, there may be no better form of birth control. As men may hesitate to undergo a conventional vasectomy, you may consider an alternative procedure. At San Diego Vasectomy Center (SDVC), we provide the “no-scalpel” or “no-needle” techniques. They’ve been found to result in less pain and discomfort, quicker recovery times, and fewer side effects. The Pros and Cons Of Conventional Vasectomy A vasectomy is an outpatient procedure, in which a doctor, typically a urologist, injects a ..read more
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Demystifying Vasectomies: Myths and Misconceptions
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by Patricio Aguirre
3M ago
One of the most common male procedures, each year, more than 500,000 American men undergo a vasectomy, a simple, safe, and reliable procedure. Yet this procedure is often met with strange tales and untruths, despite its very high success rates and volumes of conclusive research. Among these misconceptions are those for future sexual health and function, pain, and potential threats of unrelated conditions.  What Explains The Vasectomy Misconceptions?  Many men have vasectomies, in which the tubes carrying sperm are cut off and sealed, preventing them from reaching the semen. But despi ..read more
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Shows to Binge Watch While Recovering from Vasectomy Surgery
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by Patricio Aguirre
5M ago
By and large, vasectomies are among the most effective forms of contraception available, with a one in 2,000 chance of pregnancy. If you’ve made the decision to get a vasectomy, and have successfully gotten through the procedure, you may be wondering, “now what?” Your decisions are not over–you now get to decide how to spend your time recovering. With a recovery time of less than one week, this simple procedure will not require much maintenance from you. Most leave the procedure with some bruising or tenderness, but that should subside in a few days. In the meantime, sex, exercise, and other s ..read more
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Will California Experience A New Dawn in Birth Control Options?
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by Patricio Aguirre
6M ago
The state of California has often led the nation in social, environmental, and health-related causes. Now, a new bill, SB 523, also known as the “Contraceptive Equity Act of 2022,” has been passed by Governor Gavin Newsome. This is momentous, as SB 523 will greatly expand and modernize the quality of birth control in the Golden State for both men and women.  Specifically, SB 523 will improve birth control access and reduce barriers to contraceptive care for all residents. And it may lead to other states expanding their birth control options. SB 523 should also help improve reproductive he ..read more
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What Should I Look for in a Vasectomy Surgeon?
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by Patricio Aguirre
6M ago
Now that you’ve decided to get a vasectomy, the next step is finding the right facility and surgeon to perform the procedure. This may seem simple, as most men are likely to turn to the internet and search for something like “vasectomy near me” and call it a day. However, this step should take more into consideration.  You may not realize this, but in order to be able to legally perform vasectomies, doctors are not required to be surgeons. They are not required to have specialized training in urology or microsurgery. They do not need to perform a minimal amount of the procedure each year ..read more
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How To Plan for a Vasectomy Before the End of The Year
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by Patricio Aguirre
6M ago
For some men, the question of whether or not to get a vasectomy may have been on the table for months, or even years. Regardless of your situation, if you’re considering getting a vasectomy before the end of this year, there are ways to get a plan in motion. Having a plan makes people feel confident and in control. This can help when it comes to moving forward with permanent contraception. A vasectomy should always be considered to be a permanent form of contraception, regardless of the possibility of a reversal. Are you ready for that? Vasectomies are intended to be permanent. So you and you ..read more
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What Happens to My Sperm After a Vasectomy?
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by Patricio Aguirre
6M ago
A simple but common question our vasectomy clinic receives is about what happens to sperm after a vasectomy has been performed. This question is entirely understandable. After all, the purpose of a vasectomy is to remove sperm from a man’s semen so that when he ejaculates during intercourse, pregnancy does not occur. However, we know that just because a man has had a vasectomy, does not mean that he stops producing sperm. So, in short, where does it go? What happens after the procedure is complete and determined to be a success?  What happens to sperm after a vasectomy? After a vasectomy ..read more
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Vasectomy FAQ for Someone Who Is on the Fence about the Procedure
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by Patricio Aguirre
7M ago
The idea of a vasectomy can become built up, especially if this is something you have been considering over time. There are questions about pain, what recovery from the procedure will feel like, the potential impact on libido, and if there is any overall risk of complications. These are valid concerns, and we’re always happy to address our patients’ questions. This is why we’ve put together an updated vasectomy FAQ guide, because we wanted to address the top concerns of those who may be on the fence about the procedure and its benefits.  Will I be in pain during and after the procedure? S ..read more
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