Finding the right birth control method can be tricky. Depending on what you are trying to prevent (pregnancy, STDs, or both), you can consider different birth control options. With some methods of birth control, the responsibility falls largely on the woman. This is the case with the extremely common birth control method, birth control pills. With other methods, the responsibility falls more on the man.
This can be the case with condoms. But even condoms have their failure rates, and correct and consistent usage are essential to their effectiveness.
There is one thing a man can do to ensure the prevention of pregnancy– getting a vasectomy. A vasectomy is a fairly simple, in-office procedure that prevents a man’s sperm from mixing in with his semen. Therefore, he can no longer impregnate a woman. Vasectomies are 99.85% effective and they are permanent. That means, if a man decides to get a vasectomy, he no longer has to worry about getting a woman pregnant, for the rest of his life.
Whatever the reason, the choice to get a vasectomy can make a person’s life much more simple. For a family that is finished having kids, a vasectomy ensures they won’t have any more kids, while not having to bother with birth control. For someone who doesn’t want to have children, a vasectomy is the best way to make sure that that doesn’t happen.
Urology Austin is urology practice with a number of locations in the Austin area with 21 specialized providers. Contact us so we can discuss if a vasectomy is right for you.