Although they can be reversed in many cases, vasectomies are considered a permanent form of birth control. Therefore, if your objective in having a vasectomy is merely to space pregnancies, or if you have even the slightest reason to believe that you might want to have children in the future, then a vasectomy will not suit your purpose and should not be considered.
Other methods of birth control that may be used include:
- Oral contraceptives
- Intrauterine device (IUD)
- Aerosol contraceptive foam
- Contraceptive cream and jellies
A vasectomy is not the answer to a problem of sexual maladjustment or failing libido or sex drive. Therefore, if you are getting a vasectomy in hopes of improving your partner’s attitude toward sex or to increase your libido or sex drive, you are likely to be disappointed. On the other hand, the freedom from fear of producing unwanted children may improve greatly the mutual enjoyment in your sexual relations.