Esgar Guarín, MD FAAFP
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Associate Member American College of OBGYNs
Dr. Guarín (pronounced goo-ah-reen) is a board certified physician trained in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. Originally trained in Colombia at the Universidad de Santander – UDES, graduating at the top of his class. After getting certfied as a foreign physician through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates – ECFMG, he completed his training in Family Medicine in Baltimore, MD in 2009, at the Franklin Square Hospital Medical Center.
After serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Guarín completed a 2-year fellowship training in Maternal and Child Health (Pregnancy and Newborn Care) with the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University and the School of Public Health, in Rhode Island.
Always interested in the provision of reproductive services, particularly those of minimally invasive nature, Dr. Guarín had the privilege of training in the non-scalpel / no-needle vasectomy technique with renown Dr. Doug Stein in 2012. Since then Dr. Guarín has been performing his SimpleVas® Vasectomy technique with similar outcomes to those of his mentor.
Dr. Guarín was awarded the prestigious Family Physician of the Year Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians in Iowa in 2017. He has been also nominated to the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Physician of the year National award for 2018.
Dr. Guarín is currently dedicated to the practice of Maternal, Child and Reproductive Care. As a Board certified Family Medicine specialist, Dr. Guarin has a special interest in the promotion of vasectomies as the most effective method of permanent sterilization.
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Why do I do vasectomies?
For me it has been very simple: because of the FAMILY
#1, We owe it to women, but also to ourselves!!
It is very clear that it has been easier, from the medical standpoint, to control the release of a single egg from an ovary every month than it is to try to control millions of spermatozoa being produced on a daily basis in the testicles. Thus, women have had to deal with a BIGGER burden when it comes to contraception; as the vast majority of available options are targeted to them. Even reproductive campaigns are almost always directed to females with little participation of men.
When the time comes for a PERMANENT DECISION, men can certainly step up to the plate and choose to participate responsibly with a vasectomy; a procedure that is definitely less invasive and slightly more effective than a tubal ligation.
We owe it to women, we owe them being active participants in permanent reproductive decisions. We owe them this, as they have already a fair share bearing children and giving birth, for them now to have to carry a heavier weight with permanent contraception. We also owe it to ourselves, as we can demonstrate that we care and are responsible as well.
#2, We owe it to our children!!
About half of pregnancies that occur in the US are unplanned, which means that many will be caught off guard and ill prepared to assume the demands of paternity/maternity. When we become parents, we are entrusted with a major responsibility: forming a human being that inspires and improves our society while pursuing her/his happiness. Not everyone is up for the challenge ahead of being a parent.
Many people choose to take the challenge and, even learning from the mistakes we make along the way, decide to do our best educating our children in the most nurturing environment possible.
Families are the center of society, intimate social laboratories where people grow either affect-rich or affect-deprived. The classical or traditional definition of family has morphed into a very enriching plurality, demonstrating that the number or gender of its members matter less than their efforts and intentions. Despite that plurality, still making poor or untimely decisions regarding contraception can seriously affect the integrity of families and their members.
Poor contraceptive decisions could greatly affect CHILDREN. Many individuals will accept and adapt to unplanned pregnancies by adjusting their resources, and welcoming the new addition to their lives. They create their own plural concept of family (single vs. multiple parents, etc), but ultimately strive for a nurturing environment for their children. Unfortunately many others will struggle and will not adapt, leaving children behind; not being responsible for them and leading to dysfunctional environments that in the end will affect the growth and development of the unattended offspring.
#3, Empowerment of men, women, and families!!
By choosing permanent sterilization, we are giving up a very important function of the human being: reproduction. Making such decision demonstrates that we care and are up for the challenge ahead of supporting a family with the appropriate resources (emotional, social and financial).
A vasectomy empowers men because it shows that WE CARE and are willing to be active participants in reproductive decisions. A vasectomy empowers women because it relieves them from the heavy burden of contraception at the time of a permanent decision. Finally, A vasectomy empowers families because it allows them to allocate time, effort and resources more efficiently for its growth and continued pursuit of happiness.