Madness on the Court, Enjoy it from the Couch

Already going to be laid up for March watching college basketball? Why not use this time to get your vasectomy and have an excuse to watch non-stop games for a few days.

What’s a vasectomy?

It’s the safest, simplest and most effective method of permanent birth control. It prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control if you’re having sex. Best of all, it is a simple procedure done in one of our offices under local anesthetic.

How does it work?

A vasectomy is a minor procedure to prevent sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. After the vasectomy, semen still exists, but it has no sperm in it. A vasectomy prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control.

Why a vasectomy?

With a vasectomy there is no need for condoms or female birth control because it’s nearly 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. It’s cheaper and less invasive than female tubal ligation and can potentially be reversed if you change your mind.

Our Simple 3-Step Process

At Posterity Health, you can book your vasectomy procedure with one of our fellowship-trained and board-certified microsurgeons. We offer flexible scheduling options so you can book your procedure when it’s most convenient for you. 

  1. Vasectomy Consultation – In-person or telehealth consultations are available. 
  2. Surgery Under Local Anesthesia – The procedure is relatively quick (10-15 minutes). 
  3. Post-Op Semen Analysis – This assessment will be completed at-home roughly 6 weeks.

How much does a vasectomy cost?


Without Insurance



Most Common

Good News! Insurance often covers a portion of your vasectomy.


How long will I need to recover?

You will want to stay off your feet for a few days  (which is why you should do this during March Madness) and apply ice compresses. But within a week you should be completely back to normal.

What if I change my mind?

No worries, there are many options if you decide to have kids following a vasectomy. Before you get a vasectomy you can collect and freeze your sperm just in case. After the procedure your sperm still remains so you could also opt in to a sperm extraction as well. We can help you with all of these options!

How long until a vasectomy is fully effective?

It can take a few months for sperm to completely stop showing up in ejaculation. The third step of our process is a semen analysis which will help verify the procedure has been successful and you can stop using back up forms of birth control if desired.

How effective is a vasectomy?

Nearly 99%, it’s the safest, simplest and most effective method of permanent birth control.

How long until I can have sex again?

Usually one-two weeks after the procedure. Remember that it will take a few months to become effective, so you will still need to use backup birth control until you’re that until your cleared following a semen analysis.

Does it hurt?

Vasectomies are a minor procedure, most commonly done, in the office with the help of local anesthesia (i.e. numbing medication). While no procedure is completely pain free, a majority of patients undergoing the procedure will not feel any significant discomfort or pain during or after the procedure. When the procedure the begins, sometimes the numbing medication can feel like a stick and a “beesting” for a very brief amount of time. Then quickly after medication takes effect, most men experience just a sense of pressure in the area while the procedure is done, if they feel anything at all. Afterwards discomfort should be pretty minimum though there may be some light soreness for a day or so. Anything that is severe and persistent for days/weeks in nature or limits daily activities would be very rare.

Are there major risks to a vasectomy?

Vasectomy is generally considered a minor, routine procedure with very small amount of risk. A majority of patients undergoing vasectomy do extremely well during and after the procedure.

Some of the risks with vasectomy include but are not necessarily limited to bleeding after the procedure leading to bruising in the scrotum, infection of the surgical site, damage to the testicle or scrotum, vasectomy failure (i.e. the two ends of the vas deferens come back together on one or both sides – this is extremely, extremely rare but it can happen) and possible need for a repeat vasectomy. 1:1000 – 1:2000 men can still have an unexpected pregnancy despite a successful vasectomy (sometimes nature finds a way!). No procedure in medicine is guaranteed 100% effective. Approximately 1-3% of men could potentially have some long term discomfort or sensitivity to the scrotum or testicles in the time after a vasectomy (there are treatment options for this should this arise). Vasectomies should generally be considered a “permanent” form of male contraception. They can be reversed in the future should family plans change however there is no guarantee that sperm will return to the ejaculate after the reversal is completed

It is important to note that any of these risks are relatively minor and are incredibly rare but patients should be made aware of this before going through with  a vasectomy and have a discussion about potential risks of a vasectomy with their doctor.

Schedule Your Vasectomy with Posterity Health 

Thanks to our top talent and highly experienced microsurgeons, there’s no better place to turn for vasectomies than Posterity Health. We offer short waiting times, convenient scheduling, and a personalized consultative process to help you make the right decision for your future. We are ready to offer you expert advice, science-backed fertility support, and additional services to meet your fertility goals. 

Contact our team today to learn more or to schedule your appointment for a vasectomy near you.