When you are considering getting a vasectomy it is important to underline the permanency of the procedure. Although reversal is sometimes possible, it may not always be successful. It is considered permanent, so once it is carried out and the semen has been tested to make sure it is free from sperm, you don’t have to worry about contraception again.
Everyone is different so everyone will take different things into consideration when deciding whether to get a vasectomy or not. Give yourself and your partner time to be sure of this decision.
There are common questions that you should answer before going ahead with the operation such as:
- What if you change your mind about having more children? You need to be 100% sure that you and your partner do to want any more children in the future.
- What if one of your children dies? Would that affect how you feel about extending your family?
- What if you and your partner separate and you end up in a relationship with another woman who wants to have a family with you?
If you have any doubts about any of the above points consider another long term contraceptive until you and your partner are completely sure. Discuss all of your options with your GP or for more information on vasectomies contact www.vasectomyplus.ie