What is a vasectomy? The vas deferens is a tube taking sperm from the testis to the seminal glands where semen is produced. There are two tubes, one from each testis. In a vasectomy, both these tubes are closed off.
It is an ideal method for men who have completed their families and do not want to have any more children. It is a small operation done under a local anesthetic where the vas deference, (the tube the sperm is transported in) is cut and closed. The procedure has no effect on the sexual performance of men.
It is easy, safe and effective.
It is a permanent contraceptive method for men who do not want to have more children.
It gives sexual freedom, as there is no fear of an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy.
If the decision to have a vasectomy was made hastily, the men can regret deciding on a non-reversible contraceptive.
At Reproductive Choices Male sterilization is done under local anesthetics. In a counselling session information is given and explained. A small midline incision is made in the scrotum and a small piece of the vas deference is removed. Men stay in the clinic to recuperate for a while.
After 20 ejaculations, two semen samples have to be submitted a few weeks apart for analysis and for a clear result.