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Vasectomy: Simple. Safe. Effective.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is proud to offer expert, affordable vasectomy services for permanent peace of mind.

Step 1

Book an appointment at our Prevention Park health center in Houston or our New Orleans health center by calling 1-800-230-PLAN (7526).

Step 2

Come in for a consultation. Our expert providers will answer all of your questions, and when you’re ready, we’ll book your procedure.

Step 3

Get the procedure. It takes less than 20 minutes, and you can go home right after. Most people lose little or no time from work, but you’ll need to rest for a few days afterward. 

Call 1-800-230-PLAN to book a vasectomy appointment.


What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a safe, simple, and minimally invasive procedure that acts as permanent birth control, and it’s extremely effective at preventing pregnancy – almost 100%. During the procedure, the small tubes in your scrotum that carry sperm are cut or blocked off, preventing sperm from leaving your body and causing pregnancy. (Pregnancy can’t happen when there is no sperm to meet an egg.) 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why get a vasectomy?

There are many reasons to get a vasectomy. Maybe your family is just the right size and you and your partner want it to stay that way, or maybe you don’t plan on ever having biological children. Birth control is a two-way street, and there are also people who opt for a vasectomy if their partner doesn’t want to use contraception. 

Will a vasectomy affect my sex life?

Not in any way! A vasectomy will not affect testosterone or other hormones, change your ability to get an erection (get hard) or have orgasms, negatively impact your sex drive or desire, or change the amount, appearance, feel, or taste of your semen (cum).

Does a vasectomy work right away? 

No. After your vasectomy, it will take approximately three months for your ejaculate to be sperm-free. During that time, another form of birth control is still necessary to prevent pregnancy. Then, 8-16 weeks after your vasectomy, your doctor will do a simple follow-up test called a semen analysis to ensure there are no sperm in your semen.

Is it reversible?

Vasectomies are meant to be permanent, so they can’t always be undone. It’s sometimes possible to reverse a vasectomy, but reversal can be complicated and very expensive, and there are no guarantees that your fertility will come back.

Can a vasectomy prevent STDs?

No. While a vasectomy is extremely effective at preventing pregnancy, it does not provide any protection against sexually transmitted infections.

How much does a vasectomy cost?

A vasectomy at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is around $800 (including the initial consultation and the cost of the procedure). We’re proud to offer accessible and affordable vasectomy services from highly trained, expert urologists with years of experience. The same level of care can cost up to $1,000 or more at other providers in our region.

Is insurance accepted?

We are not able to accept insurance for vasectomy at this time. While your insurance plan may cover the service, our support staff can provide documentation but will not be able to offer any additional information about your coverage. Please contact your insurance company directly with any questions.

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