Vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed to make a man sterile or unable to father a child. It is a permanent male birth control measure and a means of contraception used in many parts of the world.

Generally, vasectomy leaves the patient unchanged except that the vas deferens—the tubes leading to the testes—are blocked. The testes still produce sperm, but the sperm die and are absorbed by the body. The level of testosterone remains the same and all male sexual characteristics remain the same. For most men, the ability to have an erection is unchanged.

A total of nearly 50 million men have had vasectomies, a number equal to about five percent of all married couples of reproductive age. Approximately half a million vasectomies are performed in the United States each year. Nearly one out of six men over age 35 has had a vasectomy.

William O. Brant, M.D., FECSM, FACS

William O. Brant, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified urologist. He attended Dartmouth College and the University of Washington, Seattle and then obtained his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, followed by residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Brant pursued a fellowship in sexual medi... Read More

Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.

Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.

Dr. Hamilton has several areas of interest and expertise.

His primary interest is minimally... Read More

Specialties:

Endourology, General Urology, Laparoscopy, Stone Disease, Urology, Vasectomy

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Hospital
Urology
(801) 581-7674

Andrew W. Southwick, M.D.

Dr. Andrew Southwick is a board certified urologist who practices general urology at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Puget Sound and attended medical school and residency at the University of Utah. He pursued a fellowship in general urology... Read More

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