If you’ve decided you don’t want children, or you are satisfied with the ones you already have, you may be thinking about the vasectomy cost you’ll have to part with to get the procedure done. You’re probably wondering how much the whole procedure is and can your medical insurance cover the cost?
However, before you get there, it can be a good idea to weigh the cost of other birth control methods.
With that said, the main advantage of a vasectomy is that it’s a one-time procedure that’s permanent. Once you go through with it you’ll never have to worry about whether you can have a child again. Furthermore, it has a very low failure rate too. Simply put, it is more than 99% effective.
Average Vasectomy Cost
In the US, a vasectomy procedure will cost you between $250 to $3200. The cost will typically include the actual procedure, consultation, follow-up semen evaluation and anesthesia.
Even though most doctors and clinics will put all these charges in one bill, some may decide to charge them separately. Ensure to ask about this when you’re vetting potential clinics and doctors. In many cases, it costs the same as the conventional vasectomy or no-scalpel one.
The cost of a vasectomy will differ depending on where you’re getting the procedure done. The procedure is usually conducted in an outpatient facility, doctor’s office or clinic by a qualified urologist. The procedure might cost more if done in an outpatient hospital because some of them have additional facility charges. It’s also a good idea to remember that complications and side effects can sometimes make the whole thing more expensive.
What are the alternatives?
A vasectomy is the only permanent birth control in people that have testes. People that have ovaries can tie their fallopian tubes if they want permanent birth control, though the cost of that is a little pricier.
There are many factors that need to be considered before choosing a birth control solution. Other than how much it cost, you need to also consider how safe it is, what your partner thinks and whether it can be reversed if touted as permanent.