Male Fertility & Men's Health


Cleveland Clinic's Center for Male Fertility specializes in assisting men with fertility concerns. About 50 million men — or roughly 5 percent of all married men of reproductive age — have had a vasectomy.

A vasectomy is a procedure to cut and block the tubes, called the vas deferens, through which sperm pass on the way to mix with a man’s semen. A vasectomy makes a man permanently sterile (unable to father a child). It is a simple, safe, quick and highly effective procedure, done with local anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center or doctor’s office.

Vasectomy Volumes


Cleveland Clinic urologists perform the highest volume of vasectomies in Northeast Ohio. The volume of procedures has steadily increased since 2018 from 1276 to 2214 annually. This rise has been partly due to improved access for patients and marketing efforts to keep them informed of their reproductive options.

Like many health centers across the country, Cleveland Clinic's Center for male fertility saw a significant increase in vasectomy interest after the reversal of federal protections for abortion rights in June of 2022.