Question: I am 23 years old and interested in a vasectomy, but do not have insurance that will cover the procedure. What would the cost be and location where the procedure would take place?
Answer: Vasectomy procedures can range from $350-1,000 and are usually preformed by an urologist. Although Family Planning does not perform any vasectomy services, some reproductive health clinics may. I recommend contacting the reproductive health clinics in your area and inquire if they perform vasectomy services and whether or not they charge using a sliding scale based off your income. Local urologists can also be considered, however, because you do not have sterilization insurance coverage, you will be considered as a self-pay patient.
Considering a vasectomy, especially in your 20’s, should be taken seriously. It is intended as a permanent procedure, and although it can be reversed, it is difficult, expensive and not always successful.
“How would I go about getting a vasectomy and who do i go to?”
A: “Vasectomy is a long-term, low-cost choice for contraception and should be considered permanent. Urologists perform most vasectomies. By contacting a urologist in your area you will be able to discuss the procedure and determine whether or not it is the best option for you.”