May 2, 2012
When it comes to family planning, often husbands and wives look at each other, and wonder, “who’s going to go first!?!?” Although a significant number of women elect for tubal ligations for permanent sterilization, more and more men are stepping up to the plate to choose vasectomy. There are numerous benefits of vasectomy. 1) This is an outpatient procedure, done in our offices (tubal ligation takes approximately 1 hour, and is done under general anesthesia in the hospital) 2) Vasectomy is done under local anesthesia 3)Recovery is over a weekend, and back to work on Monday (Tubal ligation takes at least a week to recover) 4)In a months time, incisions heal, and are no longer visible (tubal ligation scars remain) 5) The majority of a vasectomy is covered by most insurances (insurance companies find that it is less expensive than covering a pregnancy…do the math!) 6) This is good payback for your wife delivering you children. These and many more reasons are why more and more men are choosing vasectomy rather than having their wives undergo a tubal ligation. Erections, orgasm, and ejaculatory volume are all preserved after a vasectomy, so contrary to myths, all functionality is preserved.
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