Male Sterility Essay

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Male sterility is a form of birth control that has affected me in positive and negative ways. I am a single male in the early thirties. Five years ago I had no plans of marriage or a family, therefore I decided to have a vasectomy. My sterility enabled me to not worry about unplanned pregnancies and undesirable economic responsibilities. Although I am sterile and would like to have a relationship with a women, it is difficult to find a women who does not want to have children. In this research paper I am going to explain how I have used this method as birth control, how pregnancy has been prevented, the risks of a vasectomy, the advantages of a vasectomy, whether there is STI Protection from having a vasectomy, the cost of the procedure, where…show more content…
These issues usually disappear within two weeks. I had pain in the scrotum immediately following the surgery, but it did disappear within two weeks. A blood clot can develop under the skin that can cause swelling. A fever and the scrotum becoming red and tender can be a sign of an infection. Males without a vasectomy are known to have pain in the scrotum making the scrotum a probable location for pain. Within 72 hours of the vasectomy there can be minor complications such as light bleeding or swelling where the incision was made. The skin on the scrotum and base of the penis turned black and blue. Strenuous exercise was avoided for 4 days and nothing heavier than 8 – 10 pounds could be…show more content…
The price can depend on the location, surgical technique used, and the price the doctor charges. Most of the time follow-up appointments are necessary so be sure to get clear estimates including the follow-up appointment. Be aware that costs may or may not be included in the total price. Most health insurance companies will cover the vasectomy cost, but the amount of out of pocket cost depends on the insurance plan. There may be a copayment, deductible, and the cost may depend upon whether the physician is participating with the insurance company. Often a vasectomy will be reimbursed with funds in a health savings account. Sometimes, the physician will give a discount for a cash payment. Finally, be sure to ask the doctor whether there are any programs that are available to fund the
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