5402 47th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 - 206.525.4090
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Welcome to The Vasectomy Clinic

the Vasectomy Clinic officeThe Vasectomy Clinic is a private practice founded in Seattle in 1987 by Charles L. Wilson, M.D. to focus on comfort and convenience for vasectomy patients. He now dedicates his entire practice to vasectomy, and has personally performed over 20,000 vasectomies at The Vasectomy Clinic. He and his staff remain passionate about making each patient’s experience the very best it can be.

Dr. WilsonDr. Wilson has collaborated with other interested doctors for over 30 years to advance modern vasectomy technique. His contributions include the Wilson vasectomy forceps, the no-scalpel vasectomy training model and training videos, procedure workshops on No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Advanced Vasectomy Techniques, and No-Needle Anesthesia. He authored the peer-reviewed AAFP monolog and video guide “No-Scalpel Vasectomy for the Family Physician.” In 1999, Dr. Wilson originated the No-Needle Vasectomy.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Wilson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he teaches medicine and surgery to physicians and medical students. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and he is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties.


The nickname, “Dr. Snip,” appeared on doorsteps throughout the Northwest on February 23, 1995, in the banner headline of the morning newspaper, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The Dr. Snip article featured Dr. Wilson and the new no-scalpel vasectomy technique offered at The Vasectomy Clinic. The article was informative, laced with humor, and stimulated interest in vasectomy in the Seattle metropolitan community. Known as a socially progressive community, the Seattle area has a 40% prevalence of vasectomy, far higher than the national average.

Many of his patients remember Dr. Wilson by the Dr. Snip moniker and refer friends to DrSnip.com. Dr. Snip is a registered trademark of The Vasectomy Clinic.

Why Choose Vasectomy?

  • Vasectomy is the most reliable of all birth control methods.
  • Vasectomy provides a lifetime of protection in one convenient office procedure.
  • Vasectomy is, over time, the least expensive method of birth control.
  • With vasectomy, a man can take responsibility for birth control.