Childfree Testimonials

Men with kids don’t usually have a problem getting a doctor to perform a vasectomy, but those of us who are childfree often encounter doctors that are unwilling and unhelpful. This page of a collection of quotes from childfree visitors. Check out childfree vasectomy stories in our Personal experiences section. The collection is quite large now! Submitted September 1 2000: “If you have no kids and want no kids, go for it! People will tell you you’ll change your mind. Maybe you will — but I didn’t! No kids = no responsibility for little diaper wearing fiends!” Submitted June 27, 2000: “At the age of 34 I decided that it was time to get snipped. I wasn’t sure how I’d …

Vasectomy Difficulties and Complications (1959 Paper by Dr. P. S. Jhaver)

Note: This article was originally published in the early 1959. While some information may still be relevant today, it does not necessarily represent a modern understanding of vasectomy and should be viewed primarily as a historical reference.  By Dr. P S Jhaver M.S., F.I.C.S. Originally published in the Journal of Indian Medical Association, March 1959. Vol. 32 No. 5 Experimental vasectomy dates back to eighteen hundred and thirty. As a clinical procedure it came into use in the later part of the nineteenth century. It was first used for the treatment of senile enlargement of the prostrate. Oschner (1890) suggested the possibility of the operation for eugenic application. Sharp (1937) practised it for eugenic purposes. It is used for the prevention of ascending or …

VasClip & Pro-Vas

VasClip and Pro-Vas are no longer have active websites and are not supported by the majority of urologists. This page remains only for reference purposes.

Vasectomy Procedure Survey

These are the results of a non-scientific survey of visitors to Vasectomy-Information.com in which men were asked about the procedure itself. Specifically the information provided during the initial consultation with the doctor or practitioner, discomfort during the procedure, recovery and how long it took to become sterile. Information provided in pre-vasectomy consultation The first question was”What information were you given at the consultation”? Based on the newsgroup discussions, the information we feel is important is as follows: post procedure underwear. It’s important to wear supportive underwear for a week or so afterwards, and the jockstrap is the most recommended type by men. Ice. To relieve swelling in the first day or so, have an ice pack handy. Advice on what medication can, and …

Surgery and Family Planning (1960 Paper by Dr. P. S. Jhaver)

Note: This article was originally published in 1960. While some information may still be relevant today, it does not represent a modern understanding of vasectomy and should be viewed primarily as a historical document.  By Dr. P.S. Jhaver MS FICS Article originally published in the Times Of India, September 25, 1960 To have children when needed, not to have them when no more are desired, or to be able to postpone conception till the convenient time – these are the main objects aimed at by most of the people who practice family planning. Surgery can be of help in achieving all these with least inconvenience, maximum certainty and the greatest safety. In the operation of sterilization in the male, the channel, which carries …

Life Before & After Vasectomy (Comments From Our Survey)

This section is a collection of comments made by respondents to our vasectomy survey. Many of the comments were duplicates (or near duplicates) and were deleted. Also, most of the “Go get a vasectomy NOW!” comments have been removed. We’ve grouped the comments into three general categories and have tried to make sure that all views have some representation here. The topics covered within these three categories vary widely and include comments on post-vasectomy pain, sex after vasectomy, complications, etc. As no details of the person submitting the form were taken, all comments are anonymous. Considering a vasectomy (pre-vasectomy) “We do not have any children and have reached a point where we don’t want any. My wife is only in her mid 40’s …

Open Ended Vasectomy: Less Chance of Chronic Pain & Improved Reversability

A Literature Study by Kenneth D. Reda Introduction Problems with the Traditional Vasectomy Open-Ended Vasectomy Research Results Open-Ended Vasectomy Technique A No-Scalpel Open-Ended Vasectomy Advantages of the Open-Ended Vasectomy Spermatic Granulomas Concerns with the Open-Ended Vasectomy Why Is It Not More Popular How You Can Get an Open-Ended Vasectomy If Pain Persists After Vasectomy…. A Survey of No-Scalpel Vasectomy Doctors Open-ended Vasectomy Doctors Disclaimer References Introduction When I was considering vasectomy, I discovered that there is an option to either close both ends of the cut vas (traditional method), or leave the testicular end open (the open-ended method). If you read the relevant literature, you will find the latter procedure leaves the testicles relatively unaffected with improved reversibility and less …

Spermatic Cord and Vasectomy

After vasectomy, your testicles will hang (and move) the same way they did before. It’s true many diagrams suggest the vas deferens are the only things connecting our testicles to the rest of us. But in fact, the vas tubes are just one part of a complicated group of structures called the spermatic cord, which is not severed during vasectomy. These structures include arteries and veins circulating blood to and from the testes and other structures in the scrotum. This is also how testosterone made in the testicles is circulated throughout the body. The cremasteric muscles, which cause your testicles to pull up when you are cold or anxious (like on the doctor’s table), or about to ejaculate. Bunches of …

Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome: Common but Hidden

Anthony R. Ellis, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Professor Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego Authors’ Note The Internet has created new ways for patients and doctors to learn from each other and help solve clinical problems. JES became interested in PVPS when afflicted men began to ask questions of him as the Men’s Health expert on Revolution Health. Despite more than 20 years of teaching and performing vasectomies, JES was unaware of the problem of long-term pain and other symptoms after vasectomy. The anonymity provided by the Internet helps to expose problems like PVPS that are otherwise embarrassing for patients to talk about. ARE, a psychiatric physician …

MRI after vasectomy

REWRITE AND REDIRECT MRI QUESTIONS HERE From ML:- I have had a vasectomy that also utilized clips in addition to removing a section of the vas deferens and have a question concerning the clips. I am not close to the doctor any longer or would ask him but what are the clips made of and would that be of concern in the event of needing a MRI do to the strong magnetic draw? Currently, clips used for vasectomy are made of titanium which is not considered to be a contraindication for MRI scans. However, clips can be made of several different metals and depending on the era in which the clips were placed, one might not have had clips made …

Testicular torsion after vasectomy?

REWRITE AND REDIRECT ALL TESTICULAR TORSION QUESTIONS HERE   From Dale:- Hi, I had a vasectomy 15 years ago, could you tell me whether it is possible to have torsion of the testis? I believe I may have partial torsion, but surely after a vasectomy the spermatic cord wouldn’t be attached to the testis to cause this problem? Many thanks, It is possible to have testicular torsion after a vasectomy. The vasectomy procedure only divides the vas deferens and not the remainder of the spermatic cord. The remainder of the spermatic cord contains the blood vessels essential for testicular health. Torsion occurs when the blood supply to the testicle in the spermatic cord is twisted on itself, preventing the flow …

Testicles shrinking after vasectomy?

REWRITE AND REDIRECT ALL TESTICULAR SHRINKING POSTS HERE From Iain:- I am a 43 year old male in good health.  My left testicle has always been slightly smaller than my right.  I had a scalpel vasectomy performed 10 months ago. The procedure went well on my right side, but was difficult on the left.  The surgeon had to remove a fibrous tissue mass he found in the left side of my scrotum in order to get to the Vas deferens. Since then my left testicle has shrunk considerably and is sore all the time.  It is now one quarter of the size of the right.  At the recommendation of my GP, I have seen three other Urologists since and have …