Vasectomy Near Me
in Brookline, MA
If you are living near or in Brookline Massachusetts and want to get a vasectomy, you have come to the right place. Northeast Vasectomy and Family Planning is fully at your service.
Vasectomy as permanent birth control (Male Sterilization, for men or people with man parts) Method Brookline, MA
A vasectomy is a permanent birth control procedure. Another name for it is male sterilization. The estimated amount of vasectomies in the United States every year, is around 500,000. In most countries, women get their tubes tied much more often than men do. In the US the ratio is 3:1 women to men.
It is important to have birth control options available for men.
The Failure Rate For Vasectomies Brookline, MA
The procedure has a very low failure rate, with post-operation pregnancy rates varying from 0.2% to 0.4%. Simply put, it has a pregnancy prevention effectiveness of over 99 percent. It is among the MOST EFFECTIVE birth control methods. Note: it may take weeks or months for the sperm to clear from the semen. To know for sure it has worked a semen analysis has been carried out to see that there’s no more sperm present in the semen.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure but the cost of a tubal ligation (also known as female sterilization) is nearly five times as much as that of a vasectomy. It may be helpful to ask the physician before you opt for a vasectomy, if the state you are in has any specific requirements regarding sterilization or general conditions to be met. There can be stipulated periods of waiting, legal age limits, compulsory therapy and spousal approval in some cases.
Our Three step process
Make an appointment for your initial consultation visit. You can call or register online.
If you are ready, you may also have your vasectomy the same day. (Note: some insurances require a wait period between consultation and getting the procedure.)
Get the vasectomy. It usually takes less than 15 minutes using our quick no-scalpel method.
That day, relax with your legs up. Rest for 1-2 days. Wait a week for any really strenuous activity.
Follow up: 2-3 months after your vasectomy drop off a semen sample.
You won't notice a difference, so we'll check for any sperm under a microscope to make sure you have the all clear!
Alternative Forms of Permanent Birth Control Brookline, MA
One alternative to a vasectomy requires binding the tubes of a woman (tubal ligation).
The cost of undergoing a vasectomy is often much smaller than that of a tubal ligation. Non-financial costs are many times higher for tubal ligation also, with the risk of death or at least complications greater than that of a vasectomy.
In a certain research, it was found that men that had acquired higher education and earned more money were a lot more likely to choose vasectomy, while women who had little to no education and low income were likely to opt for sterilizing their tubes.
How does a vasectomy work? Brookline, MA
The testes make sperm, the small cells that merge with an egg to induce conception. Sperm exits the testicles via two tubes called vas deferens, and combines with other liquids made inside the body to produce semen. If sperm gets into a uterus, and comes in contact with an egg, conception and pregnancy can occur.
A vasectomy cuts or blocks each vas deferens tube, effectively hindering sperm from getting in and mixing with the other fluids that make up semen. Sperm cells, which otherwise make up <5% of the volume of semen, are
The way an orgasm or ejaculation feels (cumming) does not get affected by vasectomies. After a vasectomy, the sperm (cum) will still appear, smell and taste the same — you just can't make someone pregnant with it.
One of the most common types of birth control is a vasectomy (also referred to as male sterilization).
Does a vasectomy work? Brookline, MA
The most effective form of birth control for anyone with a penis and testicles is a vasectomy. When it comes to pregnancy prevention, it is almost always 100% successful—but not instantly. It takes approximately 3 months to make your semen sperm-free.
still made but then reabsorb into the body. The semen (cum) will not contain any sperm around 3 months after a vasectomy, therefore conception does not happen. The semen will still look the same but it will not have any sperm.
A couple of months after the procedure, the surgeon will conduct a simple test called a semen examination to check if your semen still contains sperm. When there is no sperm left in your semen, the doctor will tell you that the vasectomy is now effectively acting as a birth control.
Until your semen has been checked under the microscope and you have gotten the "all clear" you can still get someone pregnant. Don't stop other birth control until you get the all clear.
What to Expect: Recovery in Brookline, MA
Your doctor will give you a goodie bag for after the surgery. It usually contains an ice pack and acetaminophen, also know as Tylenol. The physician will also advise you on how to handle the scrotum during healing period.
Without stitching, the wounds will self-heal. Keep the area clean and dry. 24-48 hours with the the bandaid provided usually suffices.
It is natural to ooze and bleed in small amounts. After the first 24 hours, this should be over.
During the first 36 hours or thereabout after the vasectomy, bags of frozen vegetable or Ice packs can help if you have any discomfort or swelling.
For the first week following the procedure, avoid sex. Remember to not do any heavy lifting, running, and other stressful activities for a week or more. In 48 hours, you should be able to return to work and regular life.
Possible Complications Brookine, MA
Within the first couple of days after the operation, it's quite normal to feel some pain and discomfort. Complications arising is quite unlikely. If they do, symptoms may include:
- Swelling, redness and scrotum oozing (signs of an infection)
- Bleeding or bruising
- The buildup of semen that causes a lump in your testes can be another post-vasectomy risk. Sperm granuloma is what it is known as. The introduction of an NSAID can help to alleviate some pain and minimize lump inflammation.
- Granulomas usually vanish after a while, though a steroid injection may be necessary to accelerate the process.
- Hematomas often disappear without treatment. But if during the weeks after the operation you experience pain and swelling, call the doctor soon for a follow-up consultation.
If you are ready to get your vasectomy or simply want to make enquires, call Northeast Vasectomy and Family Planning (617) 368-0090 now!