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Jan 16

Getting a Vasectomy

If you and your spouse feel that your family is complete and traditional forms birth control like condoms and the pill aren’t an option, you may want to consider a vasectomy. Yes, your spouse could get a tubal ligation (i.e. getting one’s tubes tied) but unlike a vasectomy, that procedure is considered a major surgery with a lengthy recovery time.

Vasectomies are done on an outpatient basis and are only minimally invasive. Recovery time is short and risks and complications are low. You’ll have it done at your urologist’s (Check out Google to find a good urologist if you’re looking to get a vasectomy in GA) office using local anesthesia. Recovery involved ice packs and taking it easy for a few days. To be safe, once you are up to resuming sexual activity you should use a secondary form of birth control for a few weeks until your body adjusts.

Should you change your mind in the future, the procedure can be reversed with moderate success rates, but it’s something you should not have done without being reasonably certain you don’t want to have any more children. Vasectomies are safe and simple and a good choice for couples who don’t want to create any pregnancies.