What is no-scalpel vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control. Vasectomy does not alter the natural hormone fluctuations of the body and is less invasive than tubal ligation. The success rate of vasectomy as a birth control method is 99.92%.

As the name implies, a “no-scalpel” vasectomy is a vasectomy technique in which no scalpel is used. The thirty minute procedure is done in the office using a local anesthetic and a mild sedative. This method is more comfortable for the patient and results in faster healing time. Typically patients are able to resume normal activities after two days of rest. More information about vasectomy can be found at familydoctor.org

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