Since 1974, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri has offered the option of vasectomy as a permanent method of voluntary sterilization. Experienced, Board Certified Urologists perform the procedures.
The service is offered to qualifying men on a sliding fee scale dependent upon income. With current funding, some men may qualify for further discounts, making the procedure less expensive than any other area provider. Planned Parenthood offers pre-procedure counseling, both incision and no-scalpel method, and post-procedure semen checks.
What Is a Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a form of birth control for men that is meant to be permanent. During a vasectomy, a health care provider closes or blocks the tubes that carry sperm. When the tubes are closed, sperm cannot leave a man's body and cause pregnancy.
Vasectomy services can be a great choice for a man if he does not want to have a child biologically in the future – due to personal preference, a partner’s health risks, or the fear of passing on a hereditary illness or disability. It’s a great choice for men who have completed their families.
How Effective Is Vasectomy?
Vasectomies are the most effective birth control for men. It is safe and nearly 100 percent effective. However, vasectomy is not immediately effective. Planned Parenthood requires vasectomy counseling after to make sure the procedure was effective. Counseling can be done at any of our six St. Louis health centers.
We offer affordable vesectomies in a confidenial setting at our North County health center at 2796 North Lindbergh Boulevard in St. Louis. To make an appointment or for more information call (314) 921-4445, or visit the Planned Parenthood Federation of America website for more information.