Vasectomy at a Glance
A vasectomy is meant to be a permanent form of birth control for men. It’s a simple medical procedure that’s very safe. A health care provider closes or blocks the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles. A man can still have an erection, feel sexual pleasure, and ejaculate. He just won’t be able to cause a pregnancy. When compared to the cost of monthly birth control options, vasectomies are extremely inexpensive. Best of all, they are incredibly effective at preventing pregnancy-- nearly 100 percent!
Benefits of a Vasectomy
A vasectomy might be right for you if you:
- Want to enjoy sex without causing a pregnancy.
- Are done having biological children.
- Have a partner whose health would be threatened by a future pregnancy.
- Don’t want to pass a hereditary illness or disability
- You or your partner have concerns about the side effects of other methods.
- Want to spare your partner the expense and complications of other methods of birth control
Getting a Vasectomy at Planned Parenthood
Getting a vasectomy at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) is safe, affordable, and convenient. Our professional medical staff has been providing high quality, low cost clinical services for women and men for more than 75 years. Quite simply, we are experts at reproductive health care. PPGNW offers a “no scalpel” procedure that last only a few minutes and causes very little discomfort. You can return to work within a day and strenuous activity within a week. Many men choose PPGNW for their vasectomy procedure because of our numerous locations and flexible hours that accommodate your work schedule, the unmatched expertise of our trained health center professionals, and our affordable services and variety of payment options.
Learn more about vasectomy including types of procedures, benefits, common side effects, and what to expect.
Our health centers accept cash, check, debit, Visa and MasterCard and will bill most insurance providers. If you’re a Washington resident without health insurance, the cost of your vasectomy may be completely covered by the Take Charge program.