Why Circumcision Rates are Rising, According to The Mayo Clinic

The choice to circumcise your newborn son is a personal one, not to be made lightly. When making this decision, it is vital to look at all of the facts available and make an informed decision. A 2014 article compiled by The Mayo Clinic shows that circumcision rates are on the rise due to the [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family Planning for Men with Families

You may think that married men don't need to be concerned with birth control.  But of course family planning is part of life and part of marriage - for both men and women. Vasectomy is one of the most effective and affordable family planning solutions available. That's what brought John Donovan to Dr. Buenafe's clinic.  Married with [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Things You Should Know About Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure meant to make a man sterile. The time taken for the surgery varies from 20 minutes to 45 minutes. In this procedure, small incisions will be made on the scrotum through which sperm tubes will be cut and the ends of the tube will be closed up. This prevents the sperms from coming out along with the semen and thereby preventing your partner from getting pregnant. It is considered as one of the most effective means of contraception. Vasectomy has a high rate of success of about 99%. However, the procedure is not 100% effective until the sperm is completely out of the semen. After the surgery, you will have to take precautions against making your partner pregnant until your test results are clear of semen. The test to monitor the presence of sperm is usually performed after 10-20 post vasectomy ejaculations. […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Pregnancy Occur Even After You Have Had A Vasectomy?

Even though a vasectomy surgery is among the most effective birth control options for men, there are some precautions that must be taken post procedure for some time to avoid unwanted pregnancy. After a vasectomy procedure, sperm still remains in the ejaculation for the first few months after the surgery. Until your doctor gives you an all clear approval, you will have to continue using an alternative birth control method.  Another reason why some women become pregnant after their partners received a vasectomy surgery is due to recanalization. This occurs when the vas deferens grows back and connects back as usual. […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How can I book a Vasectomy Appointment with Dr. Buenafe?

Booking a vasectomy appointment with Dr. Buenafe is a seamless process as you have different options to choose from. Here are the methods for you to choose from: Online Booking You can now book a vasectomy appointment with Dr. Buenafe directly through the website from the comfort of your home. Booking your appointment through the online registration process saves you one visit to our office. To book your appointment online simply follow the steps below: […]

By |September 12th, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Effective is a Vasectomy in Preventing Pregnancy?

The success rate of vasectomy is more than 99%  when we speak about preventing pregnancy. However, a man will not be sterile instantly after the vasectomy surgery. If pregnancy occurs after vasectomy, it is generally because of having intercourse within the first few weeks after the surgery. This is because the man still has sperm in his semen. If you had a vasectomy, you will have to produce a minimum of 20 ejaculations to make sure sperm is no longer present in the semen. The vasectomy will be effective in preventing pregnancy only after the sperm count reaches zero. You will have to use any form of birth control option with your partner before a vasectomy becomes effective in order to make sure your partner does not get pregnant. After several weeks post the surgery, you can have your semen tested and it is safe to have intercourse without contraception after the results show there is no sperm in the semen. […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Vasectomy Harmful to My Health?

Vasectomy is among the most preferred birth control options for men. Even though it is the most preferred birth control option, men have a number of serious concerns related to the harmful effects that the surgery can have on their afterlife. Mentioned below are some of the hardly possible harmful side effects of a vasectomy: Possible Side Effects ·         Blood in your semen ·         Infection of the surgery site ·         Swelling ·         Blood clot inside the scrotum ·         Bruising of your scrotum […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Safe is Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is one of the most safest permanent birth control options for men. Most medical experts, including special panels convened by the National Institutes of Health and by the World Health Organization, have concluded that vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure. Vasectomy prevents men from releasing sperm during ejaculation. The vasectomy procedure is done where the vas deferens from each testicle is clamped, sealed or cut. As a result, the sperm will be prevented from mixing with semen during ejaculation. As the tubes will be blocked before seminal vesicles and prostate, there will not be any difference in the amount of fluid you ejaculate. The procedure usually takes just 20 to 30 minutes which can be performed in a clinic without having to stay over in a hospital. After a few minutes of rest, you can return home the same day itself.  The scrotum will be numb for about 1 to 2 hours after the surgery but with rest for a day or two, patients are usually back to work after 2 days provided the work is not too physical or strenuous. […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facts on Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy is among the most preferred birth control options for men. Most people consider it as a permanent choice. However, it does not have to be. Men are still left with an option of having a vasectomy reversal, a procedure that allows them to expand their family. With more and more men getting to know this option, there is a growing demand for a vasectomy reversal. Loss of a child or a new marriage may raise the need of having a child even after a vasectomy. People have a number of misconceptions with respect to the vasectomy reversal procedure. Listed below are some of the facts related to this procedure: […]

By |August 8th, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birth Control Options for Men – Comparing Different Methods

There are different types of birth control options for men. The procedure, effectiveness, convenience and reversibility being different for different methods, it is up to you to choose the right method based on your comfort. Mentioned below are some of the birth control options for men: Vasectomy Procedure: A No-Scalpel Technique Vasectomy is an open-ended vasectomy, where the vas deferens tubes are cut from the testicles but left open or uncauterized while the end of the tube leading to the penis is closed. The open end of the tube allows for sperm to leak out, which allows the   sperm to break down and be absorbed by the body. […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Recent Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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