For many sports fans, March is best spent on the couch, with a college basketball bracket in one hand and remote in the other. It's no coincidence then that March is also a popular time to schedule a vasectomy.
Vasectomy prevents the release of sperm when a man ejaculates. With it, the vas deferens - the tubes leading to the testes - are blocked. A man who's had a vasectomy still produces semen and is able to ejaculate, but the semen doesn't contain sperm. The level of testosterone remains the same and all male sexual characteristics remain the same. The ability to have an erection is unchanged.
Fast, safe and effective
A vasectomy is a permanent, virtually foolproof form of birth control. It's a fast, safe and effective outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia.
Recovery typically requires just a few days of rest - or watching basketball - before returning to normal activity.
If you’ve had a vasectomy but changed your mind about having a child (or having more children), Gundersen offers a procedure for men looking to reconnect their reproductive tracts.
Previously performed in the operating room, vasectomy reversal is now available in the clinic setting. Success depends on the number of years since the vasectomy, age of the female partner and the female partner’s reproductive history. A consultation is recommended to determine the best options.