A vasectomy procedure may be incredibly common but the reality is that there are still many myths which surround this particular operation.Tens of thousands of men each year opt for this procedure which ultimately makes them sterile. In almost all cases this decision comes about once the man has decided that his family planning days are over, and wants to avoid any potential accidents.
With this particular procedure in mind, today we are going to seek to bash the myths which still exist around a vasectomy procedure, and set the record straight.
A Vasectomy is Painful
Contrary to what many believe this is not a procedure which is particularly painful. New advancements now enable us to perform this procedure without the use of a scalpel and that greatly reduces any pain. The word which should be used about this particular procedure is uncomfortable.
Decreased Sex Drive
Another common misconception about a vasectomy is that following the procedure your sex drive will greatly decrease. This however couldn’t be further from the truth, and there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that the procedure can and will reduce sex drive. There will be absolutely no change to either sex drive or to erectile function.
Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is certainly something which men should always be aware of, and they should know what signs to spot and get regular check ups. With this being said, there is absolutely nothing relating the procedure of a vasectomy with an increase in risk of prostate cancer.
Vasectomies Are Instant
Many people make the mistake of assuming that this procedure will give you instant protection from impregnating someone, but this isn’t the case. It does actually take your body some time to clear through the sperm which has already been produced, and generally it takes 15 ejaculations or 6 weeks for sterility to be achieved. Usually you will be invited in for a check up to make sure that everything has been a success.
Vasectomy is Permanent
To those who have had a vasectomy and then something in their changes, the vasectomy can in fact be reversed. What people do need to understand about this however is that the reversal procedure takes much more time and can be painful. This is not impossible at all, but you should know what exactly happens when you have the procedure reversed.
Vasectomies Are Expensive
Most health insurance policies will actually cover the vasectomy, and even if they do not the average cost of this procedure is just $900. This is very affordable given what is involved in the procedure and what the eventual result will be. This is far cheaper than the cost of another child, and it is a far more efficient option than birth control.
Ultimately this is a very safe procedure which is carried out each and every year with incredibly high rates of success. Any more questions you may have, don’t hesitate to write them in the comments section.