9 questions and answers about the vasectomy

A physician who performs vasectomies shares key information about the procedure.
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A vasectomy, or male sterilization, is a very effective, relatively simple option for permanent birth control.

It requires only a minor surgical procedure and has one of the lowest failure rates across all birth control.

Robert Pope, primary care physician with the Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency Program and clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, performs vasectomies in his primary care practice. Here, he explains what you need to know before you get one:

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