Male Family Planning – Vasectomy

Family planning options for men exist as well. One permanent family planning option is a vasectomy which is a permanent method of birth control for men. During a vasectomy, a doctor ties the tubes in the scrotum which carry sperm to the penis. A vasectomy is an easy and inexpensive procedure. In fact, some Title X Family Planning Clinics offer this service. For example, Wake County (North Carolina) Health Department charges $150 cash for a vasectomy, but then returns $100 to the patient after the procedure is completed. Florida Department of Health in Orange County and in Lee County also offers vasectomies at a reduced cost which is based on the patient’s income.

A vasectomy will not change your sex life or decrease your manhood. In fact, you will be able to enjoy sex without causing a pregnancy. If you know for certain that you do not want to have children in the future, a vasectomy may be for you. Contact your local Title X Family Planning Clinic or county health department to get more information.

Finally, it is important to remember that a vasectomy prevents pregnancy not the transmission of STDs. Therefore, it is crucial to use a condom when having sex to prevent the transmission of STDs even if you have a vasectomy.