Vasectomy Program

What is a vasectomy?

  • It is a permanent method of birth control.
  • It is a simple procedure. The doctor ties or seals the tubes in the scrotum that carry sperm to the penis.
  • It is easy and inexpensive.
  • A vasectomy lets you enjoy sex without causing a pregnancy.
  • It does not change your sex life or make you less of a man.
  • It does NOT protect you from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. If you are at risk for these diseases, you should us a condom every time you have sex, even after a vasectomy.
  • About 500,000 men have vasectomies in the United States every year.
  • There are no known long-term complications after a vasectomy.

How well does it work?

Less than two (2) out of every 1,000 men have sperm in their semen after a vasectomy. You must return in three (3) months for a post-semen check, to be sure no sperm is present.

Can a vasectomy be reversed?

A reversal (vasovasostomy) can be performed; however, its success is not guaranteed in restoring fertility. The reversal procedure is done in a hospital and is expensive. Our program does not pay for reversals.


family seated on sofaReasons NOT to have a vasectomy

  • You may want more children in the future
  • Pressure by partner, family or friends
  • Marriage problems
  • Sexual problems

To get a vasectomy through Wake County Human Services you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old,
  • Be a resident of Wake County,
  • Attend a counseling session and
  • Wait 30 days after signing a consent form before the vasectomy is done.

How much does Vasectomy cost?

Wake County Human Services charges $150 cash for a vasectomy. We will return $100 to you after your procedure is completed.
For more information please call 919-250-1004 or

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