Vasectomy with Dr. Zerden

Dr. Matthew Zerden is the Medical Director of His Choice Vasectomy of Durham and Chapel Hill. As a result of both his professional and personal experiences, he is a firm believer in providing easily accessible vasectomy. He understands minimally invasive vasectomy is the safest and most effective method for preventing pregnancy.

Professional Motivations For Providing Vasectomy

After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Zerden moved to the Triangle to complete a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After residency, he completed a Complex Family Planning Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. This additional training allowed him to become an expert in the medical literature focusing on pregnancy prevention and in providing contraception for women with high risk medical conditions.

As a result of his professional experiences, Dr. Zerden has a deep understanding of how control of reproduction is a personal decision for patients. During his career as a women’s health care specialist, he has delivered thousands of healthy babies for happy couples. He has also taken care of numerous patients who have suffered significant health complications when pregnancies did not go as planned. These complications often have had devastating effects on the mother, her partner, and her family.

Dr. Zerden has cared for many patients who experienced birth control failures. He became skilled at providing contraception and sterilization to his female patients but he came to a point in his career where he realized he could do more to help prevent unplanned pregnancy. As a result of his training in Complex Family Planning, he was aware vasectomy was far more effective and safer than tubal ligation. 

Awareness does not always lead to enlightenment and sometimes it takes a meaningful personal experience to highlight the true importance of an event.

Personal Motivations For Providing Vasectomy

In the first twenty years of his marriage, Dr. Zerden’s wife assumed the responsibility for preventing pregnancy. After his third child was born, Dr. Zerden decided vasectomy was the best method to permanently prevent pregnancy for his family.

Dr. Zerden had his minimally invasive vasectomy procedure with Dr. Monteith. He was amazed he was able to drive himself home after his procedure. Within forty-eight hours, he quickly returned to his regular routine and no ice or frozen peas were required!

For Dr. Zerden, the vasectomy procedure was easy, especially when compared to a female tubal ligation procedure for women. Only after his personal vasectomy experience did he realize how simple a vasectomy procedure could be. As a result of a fifteen minute office procedure, his wife did not have to continue to have side effects from hormonal birth control and, more importantly, she did not have a more risky tubal ligation procedure.

Dr. Zerden’s personal vasectomy experience impressed upon him how women have so many different options available for birth control. Unfortunately, control of female reproductions has been the primary focus of research in reproductive medicine.

As a direct result of his personal experience with vasectomy, Dr. Zerden sought additional training in minimally invasive vasectomy. His goal is to provide a safer, more effective alternative to female birth control methods.

Dr. Zerden is excited to be a provider of His Choice No Scalpel Vasectomy in the Chapel Hill and Durham areas. He firmly believes in increasing access to simple, no hassle vasectomy. His goal is to provide patients with an affordable vasectomy procedure performed during a single office visit.

Professional Background

Matthew Zerden, MD, MPH, is a board-certified OBGYN and board certified Complex Family Planning subspecialist in North Carolina and Virginia. He currently works as an OBGYN in the hospital and in clinics in the Triangle.

His academic appointments include: Clinical Assistant Professor of OBGYN at the UNC School of Medicine; Consulting Associate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Duke School of Medicine; and OBGYN Clerkship Director of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine at the Raleigh Campus.

Dr. Zerden received both his medical degree and his Master’s Degree in Public Health from Harvard University. He completed his OBGYN residency and Complex Family Planning Fellowship at the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. He lives with his wife and three children in Chapel Hill. He enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, biking, paddle boarding, skiing and early morning F3 workouts.

About Dr. Monteith

Dr Charles Monteith is the Medical Director of His Choice Raleigh North Carolina.

Dr. Monteith is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and he believes more physicians should offer reduced barrier, minimally invasive vasectomy.

Dr Monteith offers no scalpel vasectomy training to physicians who would like to incorporate vasectomy services into their current practices. In doing so, he hopes to increase the number of skilled vasectomy providers, reduce barriers patients encounter when seeking vasectomy, and provide physicians with greater professional satisfaction.

Physicians who provide vasectomy have the opportunity to help patients and themselves.

Vasectomy is a primary care service that is in demand. Doctors who dedicate a substantial portion of their practice to the provision of vasectomy can significantly help patients in need, create a better professional lifestyle, and can easily increase the revenue of their practice.

Dr. Monteith also performs tubal ligation reversal surgery and vasectomy reversal surgery in his outpatient surgery center, A Personal Choice, located in Raleigh North Carolina.

Separating the Facts & Myths

MYTH #1:

My testicles will drop after my vasectomy!


No Your Testicles Will Not Drop

MYTH #2:

Sex will not be the same after vasectomy!


Your Sex Live May Be Even Better

MYTH #3:

After vasectomy my testosterone will drop!


Your Testosterone Levels Will Be The Same

MYTH #4:

After Vasectomy My Manhood Will Be Taken Away!


You Manhood Is Not Affected

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