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World Vasectomy Animation

Video World Vasectomy Animation

We all have occasions we celebrate each year. For us, that date is World Vasectomy Day!

But what is World Vasectomy Day? Let’s take it one step at a time.

A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control for men where the doctor first separates the vas deferens and then seals up each end. This prevents sperm from entering into the seminal stream and fertilizing a woman’s egg. After it’s done you’ll still produce the same amount of semen, but no sperm, or like some say, ‘all juice no seeds’.

Can you just use a condom? For sure, but it turns out 18 out of every 100 men who use a condom as their primary form of birth control get a woman pregnant within a year.

With a vasectomy, failure is less than 1%. You do the math. And what do you call a man who uses withdrawal? Daddy.

And while no guy likes a doctor poking around in our private parts, for almost 99% of men there’s no lasting pain, the whole thing takes only 15 minutes and there’s no negative effect on our sex lives.

In fact, eliminating the fear of pregnancy can actually make it better.

You’d think every man, whose family is complete would get a vasectomy, but there are whole countries where less than 1% even choose the option.

So why are men so resistant?

Bad information and old habits lead to fears like my sex life will decrease” or “My testosterone will decline.

The Luo language of Kenya uses the same word for “vasectomy” and “castration’, but the common fear world over is that a vasectomy makes you less of a man.

Really?

Manhood is not determined by how many children you make, but how well you care for those you already have.
And some people don’t even want any kids and that’s their choice as well.

A courageous man doesn’t run from risk, he shares responsibility with his partner. He doesn’t give in to fear. He gets a vasectomy out of love.

And if that love includes concern for the planet our children will inherit, you should know that a vasectomy lowers carbon footprint 28 times more than a lifetime of reducing, reusing and recycling.

So on World Vasectomy Day we celebrate the men and women who rise as one to take responsibility for our children, our families and our future. For some this means choosing to get a vasectomy, for the doctors and providers it means doing them.

For all of us how we create new life is certainly the most important conversation of our lives. So join us this year on November 13, as we make history and create a better future.

2 Free Large Pizza on World Vasectomy Day on November 13th | Minnesota

Doctors around the world will perform as many vasectomies as possible in one 24-hour period for World Vasectomy Day on November 13, 2015. This 3rd annual event is designed to heighten awareness of and dispel myths about vasectomy, increase access to the procedure, and inspire more men to become engaged in global family planning conversations. Dr. Steven Shu of One Stop Medical Center in the Twin Cities announced his clinic’s participation in 2015 World Vasectomy Day and will offer 2 large free pizza to all vasectomy patients on November 13.

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2015 World Vasectomy Day will be headquartered in Bali with free vasectomies offered by the local providers in Bali and international trainers. They will be joined by over 500 vasectomists worldwide. The event will be live-streamed, including interviews with family planning experts, patients and their family members.

“This is my third time participating in this event. In 2013 we celebrated our first year out of Adelaide, Australia with 150 doctors doing 1000 vasectomies in 25 countries. In 2014 we headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and 500 doctors in 32 countries did 30,000 vasectomies, making it the largest male-oriented family planning event in history,” said Dr. Shu, medical doctor and surgeon at One Stop Medical Center. “A countdown to Third World Vasectomy Day will begin on November 13. More information can be found at http://worldvasectomyday.org.”

A majority of the men who undergo the vasectomy procedure do so in order to ease the burden of family planning on their wives. Although a vasectomy has long been considered as the most effective and affordable way for a couple to pursue long-term contraception, there is still much resistance. Many men hesitate to undergo a vasectomy due to fear of pain, cost, and time. In order to eliminate these roadblocks, One Stop Medical Center in Minnesota’s Twin Cities has developed an affordable, virtually painless and convenient one-trip vasectomy care system. The patients are able to register their vasectomies online through its website http://www.EZvasectomy.com.

Failure of Vasectomy and Recanalization | Minneapolis & St Paul

The patients will have the semen analysis to confirm the success of the procedure three months after the vasectomy. If motile sperm is present 12 weeks after the vasectomy, it indicates that recanalization has occurred or that there was a technical failure in vas occlusion.

However, the vasectomy should not be repeated immediately if motile sperm is found in the semen analysis prior to six months after the vasectomy. Additional semen analysis should be performed at intervals of four weeks for up to six months after the vasectomy for further evaluation.

Approximately 30% to 50% of men with recanalization eventually achieve azoospermia or rare nonmotile sperm over a period of six months after the vasectomy due to fibrosis of the vas and occlusion of the recanalization. Therefore, the decision to repeat the vasectomy should not rely on a single semen analysis. A repeat vasectomy should be done if the number of motile sperm increases in the subsequent semen analyses or if motile sperm persists for six months after vasectomy.

Motile sperm may represent a risk of pregnancy and indicate the need for continued use of another contraceptive method.

One Stop Medical Center in Minnesota reported a zero failure rate in about 600 vasectomy cases, most of which were performed in the past few years. All vasectomies were performed with no scalpel, no needle, and no suture techniques.

Getting Pregnant After a Vasectomy Reversal

Many couples become frustrated when many months have gone by after vasectomy reversal and their female partners are still not pregnant. Months of negative pregnancy tests can certainly take its toll on any couple’s spirit. This blog is going to talk about getting pregnant after a vasectomy reversal; it’s important for couples to know what a realistic expectation should be and to understand the process of conceiving.

Getting pregnant after a vasectomy reversal can be a long and frustrating process. Here is what you can expect after getting a vasectomy reversal.

First, it takes a few months for sperms to return to a normal count following a vasectomy reversal. After vasovasostomy, semen analysis will be done to confirm whether or not the procedure is successful. The initial test can be done in four to six weeks. If the initial semen analysis is negative, the test should be repeated in a few months (within six months following the reversal procedure). If there is no sperm in the ejaculate after six months, then the reversal has not been successful.

It takes time for sperm count to be normalized. Generally speaking, a man turns over his sperm reserve every three to four months. Getting pregnant after a vasectomy reversal is usually a six to twelve month process although some get pregnant within six months. It can take a couple of turnovers of sperm reserve, or more than six months, before sperm count returns to a level where getting pregnant is optimal. At this point, it can still take another six months or so for a couple to conceive. Some couple may get pregnant within a few months after the reversal, but it is not the norm.

We recommend the initial semen analysis at the four to six week period, and then every two months for two more times. Once the semen analysis shows optimal sperm count and motility (although some men may never have normal sperm counts and motility), a couple should monitor ovulation, having timed intercourse every other day in 4 days before and after ovulation. Semen analysis should be repeated if a couple has not conceived within six months to make sure the sperm counts are still normal and then female partner should be evaluated for their fertility issues.
Getting pregnant after a vasectomy reversal sometimes can be a long process. There are many factors that come into play for couples trying to conceive, from sperm count and quality to women’s fertility. Don’t become discouraged if you’re not pregnant after only a few months following the reversal.

Achieving Zero Failure Rate and Zero Infection Rate in No Scalpel Vasectomy | Minnesota

All birth controlmethods work best if used correctly every time you have sex. The vasectomy has one of the lowest failure rates among birth control methods. Moreover, no-scalpel vasectomy has many proven advantages with a lower complication rate over the conventional vasectomy. Still, some men in Minnesota hesitate to have their vasectomy done because they are afraid of failure and complications.

One Stop Medical Center of Twin Cities reported a zero failure rate and zero infection rate in about 600 vasectomy cases, most of which were performed in the past few years. All vasectomies were performed with no scalpel, no needle, and no suture techniques.

The failure rate for the no scalpel vasectomy, which uses the fascia clipping technique, is even lower than the traditional vasectomy. The immediate risks of vasectomy are bleeding and infection, but these risks are generally very low for vasectomies. The risks are even lower with our no scalpel vasectomy.”

A very small percentage of patients develop small hematomas (collection of blood) and large hematomas are even rarer. Small hematomas usually resolve by themselves. Large hematomas need an incision and drainage.

One Stop Medical Center has developed a powerful website with a plethora of information on the vasectomy that helps Minnesota patients to understand the potential side effects and complications. It also provides detailed instructions on how to prevent common complications.

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