Vasectomy is a form of male birth control that prohibit the supply of sperm to your semen. During the procedure the tubes that carry sperm are cut and sealed. Vasectomy has a low risk of problems and can usually be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia.
Vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control, so patients should be certain they do not want to have children in the future.
What are the Benefits of a Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a safe and effective birth control choice for men who are certain they do want to father a child.
- Vasectomy is nearly 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.
- The cost of a vasectomy is far less than the cost of female sterilization (tubal ligation) or the long-term cost of birth control medications for women.
- You won't need to take birth control steps before sex, such as putting on a condom.
What can you Expect During a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is usually done under local anesthesia, which means you'll be awake and have medicine to numb the surgery area. The surgery usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes. After your surgery, you should avoid any sexual activity for a week or so. If you do ejaculate, you may feel pain or notice blood in your semen. If you have sexual intercourse, use another form of birth control until your doctor confirms that sperm are no longer present in your semen.