Permanent contraception - vasectomy for men- is an excellent option for people who:
- have all the children they want or can provide for;
- are tired of using (or cannot use) temporary methods of birth control;
- are looking for a safe, convenient way to prevent pregnancy; or
- want a birth control method that is virtually foolproof and easy to obtain.
People across the state choose Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma for vasectomy services.
How is it done?
Vasectomies at Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma are performed on an outpatient basis using local anethesia and the simple "no scalpel" technique. Through a tine puncture, each vas deferens is cut and sealed. The procedure usually takes about five minutes and doesn't require any stitches.
Vasectomies at Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma:
- are performed in partnership with the University of Oklahoma Department of Family and Preventive Medicine;
- usually do not require that you take more than one day off work;
- have no effect on usual sexual functioning or performance;
- are safe, confidential, and affordable; and
- provide freedom from worry about unwanted pregnancy.
How much does it cost?
The price of a vasectomy at Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma is much lower than that offered by many other providers! Fees are based on your family size and income.
Vasectomy fees at Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma range from $525 to $725. The fees include a pre-procedure interview, vasectomy, and follow-up tests. Part or all of the costs of permanent contraception may be covered by Medicaid or by private health insurance. Planned Parenthood accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, and we submit to most insurance carriers.
If I'm ready or want more information, what do I do?
Call Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma at 405-528-0221, toll free at 1-800-230-PLAN or contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A specialist in permanent contraception is available to answer your questions, send you more information and make appointments.
Remember: Although vasectomies are very effective in preventing pregnancy, they offer no protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Latex or plastic condoms and abstinence are the only methods of birth control that can significantly reduce the risk of getting an STI.