Guide To Male Vs. Female Sterilization


There comes a time in every long term relationship when the question of kids must be brought up. When it hits can vary per couple, but eventually it has to be addressed. And when it comes, the question of sterilization must at the very least be touched on. Some are a sure thing for having kids. For others, it’s the contrary. And for others, it’s just a matter of not wanting to have more kids. One or two was enough. For those in the latter two categories, the subsequent question is always, who should do it, and what does that entail for each party? Well, ponder no more. Here’s everything you need to know about female sterilization and male vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, which be scheduled with your vasectomy reversal doctor. NYC quality urology is bar none the best in the country.

Male Vasectomies
For men, a vasectomy entails cutting the vas deferens, which is what connects the sperm to the semen, which, in sexual intercourse, is then transferred to the penis where it is ejaculated into the vagina, at which point the sperm then bonds with an egg to eventually develop into an embryo and then a person. When a man has a vasectomy, the semen is still ejaculated, but it is entirely sterile, or in other words, free of sperm.

The procedure can now be done without the use of any needles or scalpels. It is minimally painful, over in 30 minutes, and 99.9% effective. It is also considered the safest form of sterilization, as side effects are typically very mild and, more importantly, very rare. Not to mention the fact that if the couple were to change its mind, the man reserves the option of seeking out a reverse vasectomy doctor. NY has been the home of some of the best vasectomy doctors in the business, which is why it has grown substantially in recent years.

Female Sterilization
For women, sterilization is achieved by blocking the fallopian tubes. That’s done by either tying, clipping, or cutting them. A woman has the option of using local anesthetics, although general anesthesia is more commonly used because it is a more invasive operation than vasectomies. Recovery typically takes several days, through which the patient usually feels some mild to moderate discomfort. At times, recovery can be painful and there have been cases where women have experienced some bleeding. Lots of rest and minimal physical activity is a must. The woman should also continue to use standard contraceptive methods for a matter of weeks following the operation. Only after receiving confirmation from the doctor should the couple partake in unprotected sexual intercourse.

Sterilization should be mutual decision in which both parties are 100% on board. Neither procedure is completely sterile, although vasectomies are proven to be just about the safest bet in existence today. And in any case, 99.9% is pretty darn close. As it stands, male sterilization seems to be the preferable option since it is far less invasive, although such matters should always be handled on a case to case basis. In any case, there’s always the option of calling your vasectomy reversal doctor. NYC is as good a place as any to get it done right. For more information on how to get a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal, set up an appointment with New York’s top urologist, Harry Fisch by calling (212) 879-0800.

 

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