Permanent Options — Vasectomy
Vasectomy is the most effective birth control method for sexually active men. It's a permanent, surgical birth control method that causes sterility by keeping sperm out of a man's semen. It does not impact sexual desire or pleasure and does not affect hormones made in the testicles that influence masculinity (beard, voice, sex drive, etc.).
Vasectomy is a low-risk, highly effective permanent birth control measure. After having a vasectomy, it takes about three months for a man's system to be free of sperm. Until then, another form of birth control should be used.
For referrals to physicians performing vasectomies at Columbia Center, please call Diane Oakland at 262.243.6631.