Men willing to undergo a vasectomy are recommended to consult a physician before undergoing the procedure. If you are looking into a vasectomy as a permanent birth control option, part of your research should include a consultation with your physician. This consultation should help you answer any questions or doubts that you may have and wish to discuss with the surgeon. It is during this consultation that you get to know more about vasectomy and whether this is the best option for you as a permanent birth control method. The Risks and Benefits Involved with a Vasectomy Throughout the consultation, the surgeon should explain the different types of vasectomy procedures available, its benefits and risks. This allows you to clearly hear first hand from the surgeon to clear any doubts or rumours that you may have heard. It also includes making you aware of the fact that vasectomy is permanent birth control procedure. Though there is vasectomy reversal procedure, it is not as straight forward as vasectomy. Another important part of this consultation should be discussing your medical history in order to ensure that you are physically ready and it is safe for you to undergo a vasectomy procedure. Your Health and Fitness During the consultation, the doctor should be asking you about over the counter medication if any and also if you have had any surgeries on your testicles. This information is vital during the consultation as the doctor needs to know if you had previous health problems which can be a factor for possible complications during the surgery. It is important to be as honest as possible with your medical history and fitness. Get your Questions Answered Prior to making the decision to go ahead with a vasectomy procedure, it is highly recommended that you conduct as much research as possible which includes getting answers to all of your questions. A vasectomy procedure is a permanent birth control option so you should feel 100% sure of your decision and feel comfortable going through the procedure. During the consultation with the physician, ask as many questions as possible. To be safe, remember to write down the questions before your consultation so you make sure you do not miss any.