Vasectomy questions? Dr. Stormont has the answers.

If you and your partner don’t want any future kiddos, getting a vasectomy is a great option for making family planning much more convenient.

During a vasectomy, a man’s vas deferentia (the tubes that carry sperm) are blocked. As a result, conception becomes very unlikely, making it easier to enjoy sex without needing to worry about birth control.

Many men have questions about vasectomy: Does it hurt? Will a vasectomy affect my sex drive or erectile function? How long does it take to recover? Are there any long-term vasectomy side effects?

To find out the facts, we spoke with Dr. Thomas Stormont, a urologist with Stillwater Medical Group. Dr. Stormont shared everything you need to know before getting a vasectomy, including:

  • What happens during the vasectomy procedure – and how long it takes
  • When you’ll be back on your feet after a vasectomy
  • Whether a vasectomy will affect your libido, ability to get an erection, or anything else (hint: it won’t!)

A vasectomy is around 99.95% effective at preventing pregnancy, making it one of the best contraceptive choices. But as with any procedure, it’s important to understand what to expect. Listen in so you can decide if a vasectomy is right for you.