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
- A vasectomy takes about 20-30 minutes for completion
- It may be performed in a clinic or even an office
- 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
- 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.
- 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
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"