VASECTOMY

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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.

The Procedure:

At Reproductive Choices Male sterilization is done under local anaesthetic. 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. A sick note is provided booking men off for 7 days strict bed rest. If you stay far from Centurion or if you drive a manual car its best to get someone to drive you.

After 20 ejaculations / 3 MONTHS, two semen samples have to be submitted a few weeks apart for analysis and for a clear result.

“Why Vasectomy Might Suit Men Better”

  1. High Effectiveness: Vasectomy proves highly reliable in preventing unplanned pregnancies, boasting efficacy comparable to tubal ligation according to the Urological Association guidelines [1].
  2. Minimally Invasive Procedure: This 20-30 minute procedure typically occurs in a doctor’s office, not requiring a full operating room. A local anesthetic is used, minimizing discomfort for the patient.
  3. Lower Health Risks: Compared to tubal ligation, vasectomy involves fewer surgical risks, particularly as it avoids the need for general anesthesia and is less invasive.
  4. Cost-Efficient: Vasectomy is notably more cost-effective than other sterilization methods, considering its office-based procedure and the absence of general anesthesia.
  5. One-Time Expense: Unlike ongoing costs associated with contraceptives like condoms or pills, vasectomy is a singular, permanent expenditure.
  6. Potential Insurance Coverage: Health insurance often covers a significant portion of vasectomy expenses, lessening the financial burden on individuals or couples.
  7. Sexual Function Unaffected: Studies show that vasectomy generally does not negatively impact sexual function, with high satisfaction rates among men who have undergone the procedure.

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