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VASECTOMY

What is it?

  • Vasectomy is the surgical procedure to prevent the sperm from mixing with the semen that is ejaculated from the penis, thereby acting as a permanent sterilization.
  • In this surgery, the vas deferens (tube that carries the sperm) is either cut or sealed in order to prevent the sperm from mixing with the semen

Length

  • A vasectomy takes about 20-30 minutes for completion
  • It may be performed in a clinic or even an office

Preparation

  • The vasectomy effectively makes a man sterile i.e. unable to make a woman pregnant, so it is a decision that has to be made after considering a lot of factors
  • The patient is given intravenous or oral medicine to induce sleep and/or reduce anxiety
  • A local anesthetic is used along with oral relaxants for this surgery

Procedure

  • The scrotum is cleaned with antiseptic
  • The vas deferens are located by touch, and a small incision is made through which the tubes are then cut and tied or sealed using electric heat
  • The tubes are then put back inside and the incision is stitched with dissolvable stitches
  • In no-scalpel surgery, clamps are poked and introduced and then expanded at the site of the vas deferens. This reduces bleeding and recovery time
  • In clipping surgery (Vasclip), the tubes are clipped instead of cutting. This reduces the success rate, but also the pain

A vasectomy only renders a man infertile, and DOES NOT make him safe from STDs. Condoms are advised to be used to prevent against STDs.

Advantages

  • After having a vasectomy performed, a man can have sex without the fear of getting his partner pregnant
  • The surgery does not affect the quality of the sex life of the man in any way, except for the fact that the woman cannot get pregnant
  • Vasectomy can be performed as a birth control technique for couples who do not wish to have any more children

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Dr. Niraj Mahajan

MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.

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