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Is it Time for a Vasectomy?

Is it Time for a Vasectomy?

by Shearly (SU)
Choosing to get a vasectomy is a very personal decision that impacts both you and your family. Maybe you’ve decided that you don’t want children – or any more children; or your partner wants to be taken off birth control. Maybe you are tired of the inconvenience of using condoms. Whatever the case, weigh your options, the cost, the effectiveness of the procedure (nearly 100% effective) and answer your own question: is it time for a vasectomy?

Talking to Your Husband about Vasectomy Reversal

Talking to Your Husband about Vasectomy Reversal

by Shearly (SU)
Deciding whether or not to get a vasectomy is a personal and challenging decision, but so is re-evaluating whether you want your or your husband’s vasectomy reversed. You might have decided early on that having children was not in your future, but what you may have decided was a permanent solution to your family planning may have evolved. Here are a few things to consider if you are considering, or you want to talk to your husband about, vasectomy reversal.

Visiting a Urologist vs. Primary Care Physician

Visiting a Urologist vs. Primary Care Physician

by Shearly (SU)
When you need an annual checkup, have a lingering illness, or have an unusual pain in a part of your body, it only makes sense to visit your primary care physician (PCP). However, if there is a specific problem or pain and you need a higher level of care, your PCP will refer you to a specialist.

Living with Peyronie’s Disease

Living with Peyronie’s Disease

by Shearly (SU)
Unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Peyronie’s Disease, chances are this is the first you have ever heard of it. Perhaps you assume it has something to do with the curvature of the penis. While they’d be right, it’s important not to jump to conclusions and self-diagnose, as any curvature of the penis doesn’t necessarily qualify as Peyronie’s. So what is Peyronie’s Disease, and how does one live with it?