Questions to Ask Your Doctor if You are Considering A Vasectomy

For some people, permanent birth control is the best option to guarantee that they will not have any more children. However as the name explains, permanent birth control is, well, permanent. In very few cases are these procedures reversible. Before you make the decision to go with a permanent option, you will want to ask your doctor all of the right questions. Be sure you know everything you need to about the procedure before you make a decision.

Below are a few questions that you should ask your doctor before you make your decision.

General Questions

  • What are my options for permanent birth control?
  • Is a permanent option the right one for me?
  • Are there other options that I should consider before I make the decision?
  • What type of birth control, permanent or nonpermanent, would you recommend?

Ask these questions in the beginning. They will give you a good starting place to determining if permanent birth control is the right choice for you.


A vasectomy is a permanent method in which your partner will be rendered infertile by making it impossible for sperm to be included in ejaculate. This is a permanent procedure as well.

  • What are the risks involved with choosing a vasectomy procedure?
  • Is a vasectomy 100% successful?
  • Can a vasectomy be reversed?
  • What can my partner expect as far as pain and recovery?
  • Do you recommend a vasectomy as our permanent birth control method?

Emotional Factors

The most important thing to remember is that permanent birth control methods should only be chosen if you absolutely know that you never want to have children. There are emotional factors to consider. How will you handle it if you change your mind at a later date and wish to have children? Consider all of the ramifications of the birth control that you are choosing before you go through with any procedure.

Make sure to ask all of the questions above when you talk to your doctor to help you make the right choice.


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