Can you ejaculate after a vasectomy?

May 18, 2023  |  Vasectomy  

Hey there, I’m Alex, the NP from Austin Urology Institute! If you’re considering getting a vasectomy in Austin or anywhere, you might be wondering what happens to your ejaculate afterward. Well, we’re here to clear that up for you! Basically, a vasectomy is a type of birth control that involves cutting or blocking the tubes […]

How much does a vasectomy cost in Texas?

February 7, 2023  |  Vasectomy  

Given how much attention vasectomies have received in the news lately, it’s possible you’re considering getting one yourself. One common question patients have is how much a vasectomy costs, specifically here in Texas. The cost of a vasectomy is not so straightforward – it depends on factors such as insurance coverage and deductibles. If you […]

Dr. Shaw Discusses a Rise in Vasectomies with KUT

October 21, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

With more and more couples considering permanent birth control options, Austin Urology Institute’s Dr. Koushik Shaw was recently interviewed by KUT 90.5 about the rise in vasectomies. Here’s what he had to say: While vasectomies can be reversed, doctors, such as Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute, don’t recommend people view them this way. […]

Answering Austin’s Vasectomy Questions: How Old Do You Have To Be For A Vasectomy?

September 12, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

In light of the increase in vasectomy inquiries after the overturn of Roe v. Wade, we’re here to answer any and all of Austin’s vasectomy questions. One common question: How old do you have to be to have a vasectomy in Texas? Before we dig into how old you have to be, let’s talk more […]

Increasing Vasectomy Rates in Texas

June 27, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

Following the historic Roe v. Wade decision at the national level, important discussions have been occurring regarding contraceptive options in people’s homes. Condoms remain the only temporary form of birth control for men, with a failure rate of approximately 2-3% when used “perfectly.”  However, “typical” use failure rates can range from 10 to 20% over […]

Increasing Vasectomy Rates in Texas – Are Abortion Laws the Cause?

March 29, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

WFAA ABC interviewed Austin urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw about vasectomies in light of Texas’ recent abortion laws. The highly effective and minimally invasive procedure has always appealed to individuals and couples who are looking for a more permanent form of contraception. “It’s very much in people’s mindsets now,” said Shaw, noting that interest in the […]

Vasectomy Doctors: Which Doctors Are Fit To Snip?

March 14, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

If you’re looking into getting a vasectomy, chances are you’re here and reading this because you’re doing some essential research. One of the most common and important questions patients often have is which doctors are qualified to perform vasectomies. The good news is that there are plenty of safe, efficient options out there; just make […]

How to Conceive After a Vasectomy

September 12, 2021  |  Vasectomy  

Couples typically come to the conclusion that it’s “time” for a vasectomy when they’ve agreed they no longer wish to conceive. But what happens if you change your mind afterwards and conceiving naturally is preferred? Is a vasectomy reversible? Vasectomies are a common procedure with about 500,000 performed in the US each year. A vasectomy […]

Are You Ready for a Vasectomy?

August 29, 2021  |  Vasectomy  

Vasectomies are a common procedure and an easy, practical contraceptive method with a 0.15% failure rate. A vasectomy is performed in the office as a 15-minute procedure with very little need to prep, minimal recovery time and very few risks. It is considered a permanent form of contraception, although reversal and other fertility options are […]

Is your Kissing Day (July 6th) carefree? Here’s how to have the vasectomy talk

July 6, 2021  |  Vasectomy  

Happy International Kissing Day! July 6th is the day to smooch your partner. Speaking of kissing – and a day full of romance – let’s chat about vasectomies. Tired of whoops? Are you are considering a vasectomy, but you still have doubts and worries? Asking yourself all kinds of questions, like do you ejaculate after […]

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