The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics are now providing free vasectomies.

According to UNR Med, a vasectomy is a form of male birth control.

“Family planning has focused more on women, women’s health, pregnancy and childbirth. Vasectomies offer a highly effective contraceptive option and allow men the opportunity to take on a greater role in their contraceptive responsibility.” Said Daniel Spogen, M.D.

They say patients looking for vasectomy services at the UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic should schedule a consultation before coming to the clinic for the procedure.

UNR Med says patients are required to complete paperwork as well as a physical exam a month prior to the procedure.

They say for more information or to schedule a consultation you can contact the Student Outreach Clinic at (775) 682-8646, or email them at

The Student Outreach Clinic is located on the UNR Campus at 123 17th Street, Reno, Nevada

They say the offer these free clinics as a way to prepare medical students for their futures as physicians.

You can find out more information about the free clinic or vasectomy's in general you can go here and here.

(The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine contributed to this report.)