With vasectomy, there’s virtually no risk of an unplanned pregnancy or adverse effects to your wife or partner.
Male sex hormones, like women’s, are genetically ingrained to support pro-creation. But unlike their female counterparts, male sex hormones have one only job – arousal. In other words, women get stuck with the emotional ups and downs while men get the erections.
FYI: Vasectomy has no impact on testosterone – the hormone behind the hard-on.
What About IUDs?
Inter-uterine devices (IUDs) are small plastic devices that must be inserted and removed by a doctor. There are two types of devices: Copper and Hormonal. Though IUDs are much safer than they used to be, one consistent problem remains: they can be expelled without the woman being aware.
A woman relying on an IUD for birth control is encouraged do a physical check after her period to confirm that the device is still in place.
The typical failure rate (i.e. unplanned pregnancy) for women using IUDs is very low about 1%. But the risks those 1% face are high. Chances of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy (where the egg stays in the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus) are higher than normal. Ectopic pregnancies always end before term and can cause permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive help.