The Prime Cut: the No Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Procedure Can Be Accomplished Without a Scalpel

Procedure Can Be Accomplished Without a Scalpel

Family planning is an important concern for all couples. An unwanted pregnancy in the United States is not as critical as an unwanted pregnancy in China, which has a two-child policy. Nonetheless, permanent contraception is an issue that most couples need to be concerned about. A vasectomy is a permanent form of sterilization and is the most reliable, inexpensive and effective method of contraception currently available with over a 99.9% success rate.

The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes and can be done in an office or clinic. It is usually done by a urologist.

No-scalpel vasectomy is a technique that uses a small clamp with pointed ends. Instead of using a scalpel to make a small opening of the scrotal skin, a special clamp is inserted through the tiny opening and separates the vas from the blood vessels and other structures along the spermatic cord. The benefits of this procedure include less bleeding, a smaller opening of about 1\4 inch in the skin, and fewer complications. No-scalpel vasectomy is as effective as traditional vasectomy.

Bottom Line: Vasectomy is a permanent method of birth control. Once your semen does not contain sperm, you do not need to worry about using other birth control methods.
Vasectomy is a safer, cheaper procedure that causes fewer complications than a tubal ligation in women. So if your family is complete, a no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy as one of the best methods of contraception.


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