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Vasectomy: Is it the right choice for birth control?

May 20, 2022 Hartford HealthCare PodCast
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Vasectomy: Is it the right choice for birth control?
Show Notes

Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates and Dr. Jared Bieniek, medical director of Men’s Health at Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, get into some very important topics for men – any anyone who loves them.

While vasectomy is a sensitive topic, is it really a good option for birth control? And more importantly for some, is it reversable, and is it covered by insurance? Dr. Bieniek has answers.

In addition to overall men’s health, Steve and Dr. Bieniek also get into Zero Prostate. It’s a movement to create Generation Zero – the first generation of men free from prostate cancer. Hartford HealthCare and Tallwood have partnered with Zero Prostate Cancer, a national organization, to raise funds for research with a Zero Prostate 5k family run scheduled for June 12 in Hartford.

More about the Zero Prostate 5K:

Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute is hosting a ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, as part of a nationwide series of Run/Walks designed to attract patients, survivors, family members, friends, medical professionals, and athletes who come together as a community to raise awareness about prostate cancer and save lives. Races will finish inside Dunkin Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats.

Registration is free to take part in the 5K run/walk or Kids Superhero Dash for Dad. Official Chip timing and T-shirts are optional. 

The proceeds raised from this event will be shared among national and local organizations who share the mission to end prostate cancer by supporting research, education and treatment for the uninsured.

Imagine the impact to families and loved ones if men are diagnosed and treated early, vastly improving their odds of living longer, healthier lives because WE brought awareness.