• Surgical Birth Control for Men

    Male birth control is gradually becoming more commonplace. One option is a vasectomy, which is a surgery that a urology specialist can perform. The results should be considered permanent, although a reversal can be successful. When you watch this video, you’ll get some quick facts about vasectomies.

    This video explains what happens during the procedure, which can be performed on an outpatient basis at a urology clinic. Afterward, men are advised to wear a jock strap for support, apply ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, and get plenty of rest while they recover.

    Vasectomies and vasectomy reversals are two of the many procedures that urologists in Nashville can perform. If you’d like to schedule a Vasectomy consultation with one of our specialists, you can call Urology Associates, P.C. at (855) 901-1338.

  • Recovering From a Vasectomy

    Vasectomy is a fairly minor procedure that men can have as a form of permanent birth control. During this procedure, the vas deferens is sealed so that sperm will no longer be present in your semen. The recovery time for vasectomy is short, but there are certain steps you can take to ensure that everything goes well.

    Support and Treatment

    Your doctor will give you specific instructions for recovery, but there are some general tips to follow. It is normal to have some bruising, swelling, and pain, but if these symptoms worsen or don’t get better after a few days, be sure to call your doctor. For the first 48 hours after surgery, support your scrotum with a bandage and tightfitting underwear. Apply ice packs to the area for the first two days.

    Limit Physical Activity

    Following vasectomy, you will need to rest completely for at least 24 hours. After two to three days you can do light activity if you feel well enough, but you need to avoid sports and heavy lifting for at least a week. It is also important to abstain from sexual activity for at least a week, as ejaculation can cause pain and bleeding. When you do resume sexual intercourse, be sure to use another form of birth control until a doctor confirms that there is no sperm in your semen.

    If you are considering vasectomy or any other urological procedure, our highly skilled team at Urology Associates, P.C. can provide you with any information you need. Visit us online or call to schedule an appointment at (877) 317-8639. We provide excellent urologic care to both men and women in the Nashville area.

  • What Is a Vasectomy?

    Visiting a urologist for a consultation for a vasectomy can help you make a major decision for your sexual health. Most men choose to undergo a vasectomy when they know that they do not want to father children, as it prevents pregnancy better than any other form of birth control.

    Watch this video to learn more about the vasectomy procedure and how it works. After a vasectomy, your testes will still produce sperm, but they will be unable to reach your semen when you ejaculate.

    If you’re interested in improving your sexual health in Tennessee via a vasectomy, come see us at Urology Associates, P.C. Our urologists can counsel you on the benefits of a vasectomy and what your alternative options for birth control are. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (888) 329-7700.