5 Questions about vasectomy that you’ve probably been dying to ask

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Thinking about getting a vasectomy? Here's a quick and painless primer on the procedure

If you’re done having kids, you and your partner may be ready to start considering permanent contraceptive methods, like getting a vasectomy.

Here are some questions you might have had about getting a vasectomy, answered all in one place.

1. What is a vasectomy?

According to Family Doctor, a vasectomy is a sterilization procedure that involves cutting or blocking the vas deferns—the tubes where the sperm pass. There are two kinds of vasectomies: incision and non-incision. The latter is quick, simple, and safe, with no need for stitches.


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2. Why a vasectomy, and not ligation?

First of all, your wife’s body has been through enough, what with (perhaps multiple) pregnancies and labor. It’s time for you to bite the bullet for once. Plus, as Fatherly reports, the World Health Organization has found that vasectomies are now “safer, simpler, and about half the cost of female sterilization procedures.”

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