You may want to choose permanent birth control/sterilization. Permanent birth control is life-long protection against pregnancy. Permanent birth control does not affect sexual pleasure or the ability to perform sexually and has no lasting side effects.

NOTE: Permanent birth control does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you or your partner has other sexual partners, you should still use a condom to prevent infections even after you have had a sterilization procedure.


Male Permanent Birth Control

Vasectomy is a permanent birth control procedure for males. This is currently the only permanent birth control method available for men at Planned Parenthood of Michigan health centers. 

Vasectomies block the two tubes that carry sperm. Pregnancy cannot happen when sperm cannot reach an egg. To decide if a vasectomy is right for you, get more information.

We offer vasectomy procedures at our Ann Arbor Main and Kalamazoo health centers. To schedule a vasectomy appointment at either of these locations, please call us at 734-926-4800 and select option 1.

How much does a vasectomy cost?

Medicaid and many other insurance companies pay for vasectomy procedures. We are happy to verify if your insurance carrier covers a vasectomy. If you are interested in a vasectomy, please call us for pricing information at 734-926-4800 and select option1.


Female Permanent Birth Control

Planned Parenthood also offers a permanent birth control method for females called Essure®. For the procedure, a health care provider inserts a tiny device into both fallopian tubes. These inserts, called microinserts, cause natural tissue growth which block the fallopian tubes. Pregnancy cannot happen when an egg cannot reach the uterus. To decide if Essure® is right for you, get more information.

We offer Essure procedures at our Ann Arbor Main and Kalamazoo health centers. To schedule an Essure appointment at either of these locations, please call us at 734-926-4800 and select option 1.

How much does an Essure procedure cost?

Medicaid and many other insurance companies pay for Essure® procedures. We are happy to verify if your insurance carrier covers an Essure® procedure. If you are interested in Essure®, please call us for pricing information at 734-926-4800 and select option1.