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Vasectomy Services Offered at Our Salem Health Center

Vasectomies, also called male sterilization are a surgical procedure. It is meant to protect against pregnancy permanently, and is nearly 100% effective.

You can make an appointment for a vasectomy at a Planned Parenthood near you! 

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a simple surgery done by a doctor in an office, hospital, or clinic. The small tubes in your scrotum that carry sperm are cut or blocked off, so sperm can’t leave your body and cause pregnancy. The procedure is very quick, and you can go home the same day. 

There are two types of vasectomies: the incision method, and the no-scalpel (no-cut) method. No-cut methods lower the risk of infection and other complications, and generally take less time to heal.

How effective is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is one of the most effective kinds of birth control out there, and THE most effective method for people with penises and testicles. Vasectomies are almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy — but not right away. It takes about 3 months for your semen to become sperm-free.

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