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All You Need to Know About Vasectomies: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction?

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May 29, 2024

With our Balls Deep podcast, our goal is to make you laugh and provide you with insight on many things. Dr. Joe Pazona, a qualified urologist who is board-certified, is sharing his knowledge on different areas of urology and urological health. With this episode of our podcast, we dive deep into the world of vasectomies, separating myths from facts.

What are Vasectomies?

A vasectomy is a permanent male birth control method. It involves either cutting or blocking the vas deferens tubes that carry sperm coming from the testicles to the urethra. As such, sperm cannot mix with semen during ejaculation, hence preventing pregnancy. It is worth noting that having a vasectomy will not affect your ability to perform in bed or have an orgasm, nor will it change how your ejaculate looks or feels.

No Age Requirement/Number of Kids

One false idea suggests that there exists an age minimum or number of children for one to consider a vasectomy as an option. But, this simply isn’t true. You can choose to have a vasectomy at any time, regardless of your age, even if you never had kids before reaching this decision point, as it was up to you when this step should be taken permanently.

Less Pain Than You Think

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This can be scary for men due to fear of experiencing pain, but the reality is quite different from what most people think about it. In our practice, we employ a no-needle and no-scalpel approach, which reduces discomfort by a significant margin through the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for relaxation during surgery. For most men, they find it surprisingly quick and almost pain-free, taking less than 10 minutes.

How About In-Bedroom Performance?

Yes, you heard me right! According to some research studies, some partners report improved sexual satisfaction after their partner has undergone a vasectomy procedure with them. This might result from better peace of mind associated with secure family planning methods with few worries. Also, many partners like it when their better half is involved in the process of having a baby.

Fast Recovery Time

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It is normal to have a quick recovery after a vasectomy procedure. The majority of men can resume their normal activities, such as exercising and sexual intercourse, within one week. It’s necessary that during this time you follow your doctor’s orders on aftercare, especially if you want to have an uneventful recovery.

Take Charge

Therefore, deciding on whether or not to have a vasectomy is one big step for any man, which deserves commendation. In particular, women may be relieved as they often bear the brunt of contraception, including more invasive and hormonal means.

Concluding Thoughts on Vasectomies

In conclusion, a vasectomy is becoming an increasingly preferred method of permanent birth control because it is safe and effective. It is less painful than most people think about it, takes only a few days to recover from, and can even strengthen relationships by removing stress related to unintended pregnancy cases. For consultations concerning this choice, seek advice from a urologist specialist.

Disclaimer: This podcast serves as a source of information only and does not replace professional medical advice. Always consult your healthcare professional for all matters concerning your health.

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