Is Your Family Complete? His and Her Options…Which is Best?

There are two general classes of birth control: reversible and permanent. The principal permanent birth control method for women is called tubal ligation or a “tubal.” Permanent birth control for men is called a vasectomy.

For many couples, the discussion on which partner will get “fixed” primarily revolves around the woman undergoing a tubal ligation. In the U.S., about 60% of permanent sterilization procedures are done on women. Not much consideration is given to a man undergoing a quick, 15-minute, in office NO Needle – NO Scalpel Vasectomy for permanent birth control.

Once you know and understand the benefits of a vasectomy versus a surgical tubal ligation you will see that a vasectomy is your logical choice. At Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, I have performed thousands of NO Needle – NO Scalpel Vasectomies. This technique is superior because there is virtually no discomfort and minimal downtime.

Let’s review the features of a vasectomy versus a tubal ligation.

Equally important is the potential for infection. For a hospital operating room procedure, infection rates are typically in the 3% range. For an in-office No Needle/No Scalpel Vasectomy, the infection rate is less than 0.5%.

For most couples, after they carefully consider the two procedures, a vasectomy becomes the clearer, safer and easier choice when your family is complete. Men, there is no need to fear a vasectomy – approximately 500,000 are done in the United States every year. Still not sure? View our patient videos online ( or just ask us!

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