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Some men may have strong emotional reactions after vasectomy. It is difficult to provide an estimate of the occurrence of the risk of emotional reactions after a vasectomy because this issue is hard to study, is dependent upon many different variables, and can take a long time to become evident.

An emotional reaction to vasectomy is not always vasectomy regret. Although regret can be a component of emotional reactions regarding vasectomy, an emotional reaction is more appropriately considered a direct psychological effect caused by the vasectomy. Examples of emotional changes would be changes in general self-perception, a perceived decrease in masculinity, anxiety over not being able to father children, changes in relationship harmony, and changes in sexual satisfaction.

Most men who have a vasectomy will a high level of satisfaction with their procedure and have no change in their sexual desire. Some men report increased sexual satisfaction because the fear of causing an unintended pregnancy during sexual intercourse has been greatly reduced. Alternatively a smaller number of men will report dissatisfaction with their vasectomy and decreased sexual desire. Often these reports come from men who have other problems like pre-existing depression and relationship problems.

Risk factors for emotional issues after vasectomy

The strongest risk factor for psychological issues after vasectomy is men who are in disagreement with their partner about having a vasectomy. Often these men reluctantly chose vasectomy and feel pressured, forced, or otherwise bullied into having a vasectomy procedure. These men are at risk for expressing regret and having negative feelings after their vasectomy procedure.

Although most men report high satisfaction rates with their vasectomy, patients must acknowledge they often leave the vasectomy procedure with the same emotional baggage they brought with them to the procedure and vasectomy is one of the additional life’s stressor that helps tips the psychological balance.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Monteith prepared me mentally for the pre, during and post procedure journey. He also provided me with all the tools necessary for a comfortable recovery. I'm definitely confident in this Dr's work, and especially glad at how little pain I experienced throughout the process. It would be worth it to visit Dr. Monteith no matter what state you have to travel from, I drove from Virginia."

- J.R.

"Very comforting and knowledgeable experience not only was the staff pleasant so was the atmosphere! I drove 3 hours so i did my research. I was impressed with the information, visuals, and on hand knowledge about what the procedure was all about. I felt like an expert after i left! Not to mention the 45 min in and out time. I will be recommending this to all my colleagues thank you!"

- J.W.

"Dr Monteith, and his staff, were all very professional about my decision to have a vastectomy. They informed me of the risks, the surgery procedure, and the post-surgery care. The procedure itself was relatively painless. I would rate this as a 2/10. I highly recommend Dr Monteith; he even sent me a text message after the surgery to give me a personal update on my procedure. The procedure was quick."

- S.E.

"If you're in the market for a Vasectomy you need to give Dr. Monteith a serious look. Just compare the information on his website to the information you'll get from other options around the triangle. It's hard to get solid answers on cost, procedure and expectations up front from other offices but A Personal Choice plays no games and has great informative well designed website. Dr. Monteith makes it easy!"

- J.P.

"Excellent care. I visited Dr. Monteith for a single visit appointment on a Friday. Very clean, comfortable office. Pleasant staff. The procedure was quick and I went back to work for a little while. The only pain I experienced was soreness beginning about 4 hours post procedure, lasting for 24 hours, then subsiding rapidly. I was fine by Monday. The office checked on me twice, no problems. I would recommend Dr. Monteith to anyone.

- M.D.

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