Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Vasectomy — also called male sterilization — is a surgical procedure. It is meant to protect against pregnancy permanently, so it’s very effective.

Where can I get a vasectomy in Westchester or Suffolk counties?

We offer vasectomy care in our White Plains and Smithtown health centers. We provide care to everyone, regardless of where they live.  Please call us today at 800-230-PLAN (7526) to schedule your vasectomy in White Plains or Smithtown.

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a simple surgery done by a doctor in our health center. 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. It’s extremely effective at preventing pregnancy — almost 100%.

PPHP offers the no scalpel vasectomy which lowers the risk of infection and other complications, and generally take less time to heal.

Where can I get more information about vasectomies?

You can visit our Vasectomy page for information about what is involved in getting a vasectomy. 

A few things to remember:

  • Vasectomies are extremely safe and very few people have complications. However, like all medical procedures there are some possible risks.
  • Getting a vasectomy will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STI). You should use condoms to reduce your chances of getting or spreading STIs.
  • You should only get a vasectomy if you are sure you do not want to be able to have children for the rest of your life. Vasectomies are meant to be permanent - they usually can't be reversed.
  • Most insurance plans cover vasectomies. If you don't have insurance, we can help determine your costs. No one will be turned away because of their inability to pay for services.
  • Vasectomies have three visits: an initial consult, the procedure, and a follow-up visit.

What if I have more questions?

We are happy to answer any questions you have about our vasectomy care. You can speak to our doctor at PPHP by calling 800-230-PLAN (7526) or visit plannedparenthood.org for more information.

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of required cookies when utilizing our site; this includes necessary cookies that help our site to function (such as remembering your cookie preference settings). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.

Marketing

On

We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.

Performance

On

We use qualitative data to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.