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Birth control is a
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Now offering vasectomies in New Orleans!

Vasectomy 101

Vasectomy is permanent birth control for men. It's a safe, simple procedure that prevents a man from causing pregnancy. It is nearly 100 percent effective. 

What is the procedure like?

There is no cutting involved. The doctor numbs the area, makes a tiny puncture in the scrotum (sac), and places a clip on the tubes that carry sperm to prevent them from being released. The procedure takes about 10 minutes. No stitches are needed and recovery is quick. Soreness is normal for a day or two, and you should avoid strenuous work or exercise for a week. 

Vasectomy is not immediately effective. You must use another form of birth control until a simple test — semen analysis — shows there are no sperm in your semen. We recommend that the follow-up semen analysis be done 12 weeks after the vasectomy.  

How will it affect my sex life?

There will be no physical change in your sex life. Your appearance, erection, orgasm, ejaculation, hormones, and sexual functions will all remain the same. For most men, sexual activity can begin again within a week.  

The color and amount of semen will look exactly the same too. Birth control must be used for at least 3 months after the procedure.

Keep in mind that vasectomy offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections. 

How much does it cost?

In New Orleans, the total cost is approximately $654 . This price includes the procedure, medication and follow-up semen analysis.

Vasectomy is covered by many insurance plans. If you have health insurance, check with your insurance company to see if vasectomy is covered.