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Vasectomy

What are the benefits of a vasectomy?

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  • Other than the obvious - avoiding unwanted pregnancies - sometimes a vasectomy actually improve the mutual enjoyment in sexual relations. Without the worry of pregnancy, many couples find that the desire for sexual expression becomes more spontaneous and more frequent.

  • AHarry Fisch, MD, Urology, answered
    The following are the advantages of vasectomy:
    • A one-time, relatively inexpensive cost that is often covered by insurance or state grant programs
    • More dependable than any other form of birth control
    • Less expensive and poses less of a medical risk than female sterilization
    • Easier to reverse than female sterilization
    • Eliminates risks to female partner of oral contraceptives or intrauterine devices (IUDs)
    • Freedom from hassle and worry of contraception
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