A vasectomy is a safe and effective permanent birth control method for men. A vasectomy is a simple procedure performed in a quick outpatient setting. Local numbing medicine is given in the area. There is very little bleeding and no stitches are required. This procedure has been used for many years and has very few side effects.
We offer no-scalpel vasectomies at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri to those aged 21 and up.
Drop by any of our locations or call us to talk to a health care professional about vasectomy services.
A vasectomy is extremely effective. Less than 1 percent of men who have a vasectomy will cause a pregnancy each year. Because some sperm remain beyond the blocked part of the tubes, the procedure is not effective right away. You must use another form of birth control (like a condom) until the sperm are gone. This can take up to three months.