When it comes to contraception, a number of methods are available for both men and women. Most of the options are for women only, the most common of which is “the pill” for women. If a woman wants to become pregnant, she simply stops taking the pill. As of the time of this writing, aRead More
Male Birth Control
Frequently Asked Vasectomy Questions
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure for permanent male birth control. Every year, over half a million men in the United States undergo a vasectomy, making it the most common urological medical procedure in America. It is also a highly effective method of birth control. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure, a vasectomy involves theRead More
Should I Use a Home Sperm Test Kit After a Vasectomy?
If you’re one of the many men across the Phoenix area that avoid going to the doctor unless you’re seriously ill or injured, you’ve probably considered not returning to Dr. Avila for your post-vasectomy sperm analysis (PVSA). Typically, it takes 20 – 25 ejaculations to completely flush sperm out of your system after your procedure,Read More
What is the Sperm Switch?
Have you ever considered having a vasectomy, but changed your mind because you’d prefer a less permanent option? Would you like to have the option to turn your sperm flow on and off at your will? Well, there is a new male contraceptive procedure currently in the works offering exactly that, and board-certified male fertilityRead More
Are Vasectomies Foolproof?
You’re tired of condoms, missed birth control pills, and pregnancy scares. No matter the reason you’ve decided not to have children, you need an effective form of birth control so you’re considering a vasectomy. With over 500,000 being performed each year, vasectomies are a popular form of birth control; they are over 99% effective, affordable,Read More