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Is a vasectomy effective immediately as a birth control method?

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Is a vasectomy effective immediately as a birth control method?

If you and your partner have decided that you don’t want to have any more children, or if you simply want to ensure that an unplanned pregnancy doesn’t happen, then a vasectomy may be the right choice for you. But how effective is this birth control method? 

A vasectomy is considered a very effective form of birth control. In fact, it’s often said to be 99.9% effective. This means that out of 1,000 men who have a vasectomy, only one will get their partner pregnant  

When can you stop using other forms of birth control after a vasectomy? 

So, if you opt for a vasectomy, can you stop using other forms of birth control immediately? It takes about 3 months for the sperm in your semen to fully clear out. You will need to check with your vasectomy clinic first to be sure that the procedure was successful. They will usually do a simple test called a semen analysis about three months after the vasectomy to check that there are no sperm present.  

Once you have the all-clear from your doctor, you can stop using other forms of birth control and enjoy sex without worry. Of course, you need to remember that a vasectomy doesn’t provide protection against STDs.  

If you have any questions or concerns about getting a vasectomy, talk to your doctor or urologist. They will be able to answer all your questions about vasectomies in Montreal and advise you on whether this is the right choice for you. Contact Dr. Bercier today to make an appointment for a consultation. 

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