The Benefits of a Vasectomy : A guide to Vasectomy

The obvious benefits are:

  • Permanent form of contraception
  • Cheaper in the long run than contraception
  • Less risks than female sterilisation
  • No fears of an unwanted pregnancy
  • Easy, reliable and safe
  • Very low failure rate (fewer than 2%)
  • Increased (and improved) sexual relations

The biggest advantage is that you no longer have to rely upon contraception to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. However, it is still advisable to use condoms as they help to prevent against HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

In respect of being cheaper than contraception: if you choose to have surgery on the NHS then you will not have to pay anything as opposed to go privately. But whichever you choose, it still works out cheaper than buying different contraceptive devices.

There are far fewer risks than with tubal ligation and because the surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic, it is simpler and quicker than female sterilisation.

How does it improve sexual relations?

Some men have reported the fact that their sex lives have received a boost due to the fact that they no longer have the worry of an unwanted pregnancy. This means that they are able to relax and let things happen naturally. In some cases, it has revived a flagging relationship!

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