Seattle, Renton, Tacoma

No-Scalpel Vasectomy

No-scalpel vasectomy is a worry-free and affordable option for permanent birth control for men.   

The vasectomy is a two-appointment process.  First appointment is a short consultation.  Please note that Medicaid or private insurance may have waiting periods between consultation and procedure appointment.  

The vasectomy procedure takes place in an exam room with  no sedation to moderate sedation, depending on your preference.  Quick recovery time after the vasectomy.

Effectiveness: 99.5-99.9%. Vasectomy is permanent and only a good option for those certain they do not want biological children in the future.  Vasectomies do not protect against HIV/STIs, so condoms are recommended for safer sex.

We Accept:

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Medicaid/Washington Apple Health
  • Personal Payment

For more information on what to expect from your procedure, please review our vasectomy preparation sheet for the no-scalpel vasectomy.

Vasectomy Q & A:

  • Will it affect my testosterone?
  • No. A vasectomy does NOT stop your testicles from making testosterone.
  • Will my penis still function?
  • Yes. Your penis will continue to work as it did prior to the vasectomy. Some people actually find that their sex improves after a successful vasectomy once they are no longer worried about pregnancy scares.
  • Does it cause prostate cancer?
  • There are many inconclusive studies that have evaluated the risk for development of prostate cancer after a vasectomy. Experts believe that there is no increased risk of prostate cancer after a vasectomy procedure.
  • What happens to the sperm?
  • The body reabsorbs the sperm that is made that cannot be released through ejaculation.
  • Will I still have orgasms?
  • Absolutely! And you might find them more enjoyable.
  • Do vasectomies ever fail?
  • Yes. The failure rate of the no scalpel vasectomy technique is very low, however.
  • Is it permanent?
  • Vasectomy should be considered permanent sterilization. We recognize that people’s life situations change and a need or desire for biological children may come up in the future. Vasectomy reversals can be performed, but they are not guaranteed and need to be performed with a specialist in these procedures.
  • Is tubal ligation (tying tubes) easier than a vasectomy?
  • No. Tubal ligation is a hospital based procedure and invasive abdominal surgery that carries more risks and often takes longer to perform.

COVID-19 Response

Cedar River Clinics is open with appointments in-clinic and online. We are addressing coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention by taking extra precautions to keep our patients and staff safe. If you need an abortion, birth control, or any other services, please call us at 800-572-4223 for more information. We are committed to meeting your needs while keeping our community safe!

Join the Fight

Cedar River Clinics is suing the Trump Administration to protect the Title X Family Planning Program that provides low- to no-cost family planning and sexual health care services and education to more than 91,000 people across Washington and four million people across the country.  Click here to join us in the fight and support our services.

“While the Trump administration is willing to play politics with people’s lives to pander to a specific ideological base, Cedar River Clinics is committed to protecting reproductive health care and ensuring that patients can continue to receive the high-quality health care they need and have come to expect from us. Helping patients is our primary focus, and we are prepared to fight for our community and communities across the country that rely on Title X,” said Connie Cantrell, Executive Director of Cedar River Clinics.

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