If there were male birth control pills, would men actually take them?
Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman explains how a new male birth control treatment may eliminate sperm motility and sperm count via high-frequency ultrasound directed to the testicles.
How safe are vasectomies? Urologist Dr. Aaron Spitz explains how a reverse vasectomy is performed and what the potential success rate of conception will be after the procedure.
• Urological surgeon Dr. Michael Safir performs Pro-Vas, a newer vasectomy that does not require cutting or burning.
Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation?
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explain the risks and benefits of a vasectomy for men and tubal ligation for women.
Gentlemen: have you considered getting a vasectomy but the thought of needles poking at your genitals stops you dead in your tracks? This isn’t your father’s vasectomy!
Dr. Spitz explains the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy procedure: Instead of using a needle to numb the scrotum, an air jet device is used to spray anesthesia directly into the scrotum and vas deferens; instead of using a scalpel to pierce the scrotum, a small scissor tip is used to pierce the skin and severe the vas deferens. “It’s the Cadillac of vasectomies,” Dr. Spitz affirms.
Sterilization procedures for women often require general anesthesia and are much riskier than a vasectomy. Dr. Lisa says, “The women have the babies! Come on, guys -- do a woman a favor and step up to the plate!”