VASECTOMY

Vasectomy

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.

Advantages:

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.

Disadvantages:

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.