A vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure that blocks the tubes that carry the man's sperm. Sperm is a small part of a man's semen. Semen is the milky substance that carries sperm into a woman to make her pregnant. A vasectomy is a very effective method for preventing pregnancy (99.9%). A vasectomy should be considered a permanent way to prevent pregnancy.
Don't let the cost of a vasectomy stop you. The Rhode Island Department of Health pays for vasectomies for men who do not have insurance or their health insurance does not cover a vasectomy.
Adult men (21 years or older) who do not have insurance coverage for vasectomies, and who are Rhode Island residents.
Contact one of the participating providers listed below to schedule a vasectomy consultation and/or vasectomy. Please be sure to say that you are interested in participating in the Rhode Island Department of Health’s No Cost Vasectomy Project.
A vasectomy is a good option if a man and his partner decide that they have all the children that they will ever want, and prefer a permanent birth control method.
A vasectomy may not be right for you if: