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What are the benefits of a vasectomy?

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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