The Advantages of a Vasectomy
Deciding on any method of birth control means understanding how each process works. It’s also good to ensure you compare the advantages and disadvantages of each so as to make the best choice as a couple.
A vasectomy is a permanent procedure that cuts off the flow of sperm to the man’s seminal emission. This renders him infertile or unable to impregnate a woman. Because it’s permanent and 100% effective in the vast majority of cases, this is very advantageous to a couple that is absolutely sure they don’t want children or more children.
It also means not having to use other forms of birth control. Taking the pill can be damaging to a woman’s health after many years, and using a condom can be uncomfortable and interfere with sex. Other forms of birth control also need to be used regularly and properly for the most effectiveness; a vasectomy alleviates the worry of birth control overall.
Having a vasectomy may then actually improve a couple’s sex life, if they know that they no longer need to worry about birth control. They may feel freer to enjoy the sexual experience, and may find themselves more spontaneous in their relationship.
It may also improve a couple’s relationship in many ways. Very often a woman is expected to take entire responsibility for birth control, but a man that has a vasectomy is making a tremendous commitment to their relationship and is taking full responsibility for his reproductive health. It may also keep the woman from having a tubal ligation, a much more serious and risky procedure.
If you’re considering a vasectomy, talk to your doctor about the procedure and all its risks as well as the advantages and disadvantages.