Vasectomy A New Years Resolution For Contraception In Men

Having a vasectomy as your New Years Resolution in 2022? It's actually a great idea! Obviously at the beginning of every new year the topic of New Years Resolutions is on everyone's minds and conversations. The latest survey results for New Years Resolutions by American Adults made for 2022 vary very little from those reported a year ago at the start of 2021:
Top 10 New Year's resolutions for 2022
  • Exercise more.
  • Lose weight.
  • Get organized.
  • Learn a new skill or hobby.
  • Live life to the fullest.
  • Save more money / spend less money.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Spend more time with family and friends.

What's missing from this list is a vasectomy!
Almost unbelievably, a vasectomy is a "one and done" form of New Years Resolution!
In other words, while the rest all mean "I have to keep up doing it for the next 365 days", a vasectomy is likely the simplest, fastest and most effective way to EVER meet a New Years Resolution. A half hour at the doctors office, and 24 - 48 hours later your life returns to normal and you've fulfilled your New Years Resolution for 2022!

Good Housekeeping actually had a list of 60 Achievable New Year's Resolutions for Healthier and Happier Living, but vasectomies failed to make their list. As the proffered contraceptive method for men, one would assume that there would be a large increase in the number of vasectomies performed as the Covid-19 pandemic hopefully eventually wanes. Although actual numbers are yet to be published, the seclusion many married couples experienced during the pandemic months could only have logically resulted in an increased birthrate nationwide. Thus many families are likely now discussing contraception in light of the many "unplanned" births increasing during the pandemic.

Why a Vasectomy Makes Sense

When discussing contraception, it basically "boils down" to one major question:
Does the man or the woman take the action, plus accept the responsibility that goes along with it?

Here's some basic reasons that if a man accepts the responsibility of contraception, a vasectomy is perhaps the perfect solution:
1. It’s a simple and fast procedure.
2. It’s less expensive than most forms of contraception.
3. There’s less pain versus some other forms of contraception.
4. Performed in an office setting with no need for any general anesthesia.
5. There’s faster recovery than seen with other forms.
6. It’s nearly 100% effective in preventing pregnancy according to the Mayo Clinic.
It is important to note that there's a very small (1 -2%) possibility of what’s know as "recanalization" after any successful vasectomy. This means, unbeknownst to the man, that the Vas reconnected and he is no longer sterile. No method of contraception is ever 100% guaranteed -- a condom can break, woman get pregnant even after a tubal ligation, etc.

Questions About Getting a Vasectomy?

At Philadelphia Urology Associates, Dr. Bruce Sloane is a nationally renowned specialist in Men's Health issues and Age Management Medicine. Dr. Sloane believe that a vasectomy is an excellent form of contraception and offers it to his patients without hesitation Throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, patients seek his expertise to treat erectile dysfunction and other sexual performance issues. Using state-of-the-art equipment and having extensive specialized education and training, Dr. Sloane will find the treatments and solutions that will work best for you.

Having two separate offices and physical locations in both Philadelphia and Darby allows Dr. Sloan the ability to treat patients throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas like Delaware County. We all understand here at Philadelphia Urology Associates that deciding whether or not to have a vasectomy is a major life choice, and many men find that the decision can be rather intimidating. For more information on the procedure, set up an appointment now by calling us at (215) 563-1199 or contact us online now!