No-scalpel Vasectomy With Dr. Monteith
The majority of my practice is devoted to female sterilization reversal but I have allocated a significant portion of my time to the provision of vasectomy.
I offer vasectomy neither because I have to nor because I am expected to perform vasectomy…I provide vasectomy because I have witnessed the impact of pregnancy and tubal ligation upon my patients.
I want to remove barriers and make vasectomy more accessible to men and couples. I know first hand what the alternative outcomes are when vasectomies are not done. This is the difference between me and many other vasectomy providers.
My Experience Shapes My Views
My experience in obstetrics and gynecology demonstrated first hand pregnancy and childbirth are both beautiful and, at the same time, dangerous. My experience revealed women bore upon their shoulders the entire burden of pregnancy and most of the burden of sterilization.
I have seen many beautiful babies born to many beautiful people but I have also seen women have significant complications from pregnancy, suffer severe health consequences as a result of pregnancy, die in childbirth or the post-partum period, and are responsible for a significant portion of the burden of having sterilization. When most vasectomy providers walk in the room to greet you they will not bring this type of experience with them.
I was determined to learn vasectomy because I felt it was an important skill to have and to be able to offer to my patients. When my colleagues learned of my desires they chided me and could not understand why I would want to provide vasectomy but most of them don’t understand who I am, what my background is, or what motivates me.
I would often inform my colleagues the first surgery most male babies have when they enter this world is done by an obstetrician. If a man has a circumcision there is a very high likelihood it was performed by an obstetrician in the early morning hours on the second day of his life. I have performed many newborn circumcisions. Not many question why an obstetrician performs circumcisions.
Vasectomy is a primary care procedure. In many parts of the world, including the United States, general practitioners perform vasectomy. One does not have to be a board certified urologist or a vasectomy specialist to perform vasectomy.