It’s true. Women love men who get vasectomies. Women love the benefits of a vasectomy, like permanent contraception minus side effects and complications of other kinds of birth control. Read on for five reasons women love men who get vasectomies.
1. The Risk of Pregnancy is Almost Zero
Vasectomies are incredibly reliable birth control. They are 99.85 percent effective at pregnancy prevention. Only IUDs, tubal ligation, and birth control implants have remotely similar levels of effectiveness, and other forms of birth control don’t even come close. Vasectomy has a 0.15 percent failure rate, which is minuscule compared to the pill (nine percent), condoms (18 percent), and the withdrawal method (22 percent). Only abstinence is 100 percent effective. 99.85 percent is pretty close.
2. Vasectomies Save You Money
Vasectomies are inexpensive compared to other forms of birth control. Most doctors charge a one-time cost for a vasectomy. This cost is around $1,550 and is often covered by insurance. Compare this to a tubal ligation, which starts at $6,000. Tubal ligation is a permanent sterilization procedure for women. Sometimes, it’s called getting your “tubes tied.”
Non-permanent forms of birth control can be costly, too. Birth control pills can cost up to $50 a month. That’s $600 a year, and that needs to be multiplied across all years that birth control pills need to be taken. Vasectomies are often covered by insurance. If you’re covered, your vasectomy won’t cost you anything. The money you save can go towards a luxurious vacation, a new car, or whatever you have been dreaming of.
3. No Contraception Side Effects for Her
Common birth control methods for women prevent pregnancy using hormones. These increased hormones block ovulation or prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. Hormonal methods of birth control include the pill and some IUDs.
Along with pregnancy prevention comes negative side effects. These include cramps, spotting, headaches, mood swings, weight gain, and depression. Side effects like these can impact a woman’s quality of life. If her partner has a vasectomy, a woman can ditch hormonal birth control and avoid the negative side effects.
4. Vasectomy Lowers the Risk of Developing Complications
Not only does hormonal birth control cause negative side effects, but it increases the risk of serious health conditions. Hormonal birth control increases the chance of developing certain kinds of cancer, including breast cancer and cervical cancer. Other health risks include blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. As a woman ages, these risks increase, as well as if she’s a smoker.
Tubal ligation can also lead to complications. These include infection, chronic abdominal pain, and damage to the bowel, bladder, and blood vessels.
How does vasectomy lower the risks of these complications? If a woman’s partner has a vasectomy, she won’t need hormonal birth control or tubal ligation and won’t suffer any of the health risks. Men rarely have complications after vasectomy.
5. Vasectomy Keeps You In “The Mood”
Nothing ruins the moment faster than having to stop to find a condom, apply spermicide, or withdrawal. Vasectomy is an effective, reliable method of birth control. You won’t have to think about it! (Note: Vasectomy does not prevent sexually transmitted infections)
Vasectomies are rising in popularity, and it’s easy to see why: they’re safe, they’re effective, and they allow women to avoid the negative side effects of other types of contraception.
If you think a vasectomy is right for you, schedule an appointment today.