After they no longer desire to have children, many men wish to take an active role in birth control. The vasectomy, a permanent birth control procedure for men, was created for this reason. Vasectomy is a form of permanent birth control, also known as sterilization.
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What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a permanent birth control procedure for men. When performed correctly, a vasectomy is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Like other sterilization procedures, however, vasectomy does not provide protection from sexually transmitted disease (STDs).
While it is reversible in some cases, vasectomy is considered a permanent operation. The vasectomy targets the vas deferens to stop sperm from entering the semen released during ejaculation.
Some of the benefits of vasectomy include:
- Over 99% effective
- Less costly than female sterilization (tubal ligation)
- Less invasive than female sterilization (tubal ligation)
- Outpatient surgery
- Low risk of side effects
- Eliminates need for condoms and hormonal birth control
How does Vasectomy Work?
Vasectomy is almost always performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that those receiving a vasectomy can typically leave the hospital the same day. Before the surgery is performed, a vasectomy consultation is done. This is a meeting with the doctor or surgeon to discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure.
- Anesthesia is provided to the surgical site.
- A small incision is made in to the scrotum; some “no-scalpel” methods use a small puncture instead.
- The vas deferens is located and partially removed through the surgical opening.
- The remaining portion of the vas deferens is sealed using heat or surgical clips.
- The surgical site is closed, using stitches if an incision was made.
There is some downtime after a vasectomy has been performed. Bandages and ice-packs are almost always recommended, along with plenty of rest. It’s important to avoid sexual activity for at least a week after a vasectomy.
There may still be some sperm that can enter semen short after a procedure has been performed. Vasectomy follow-up typically includes an appointment to confirm that sperm are completely absent from the semen.
Request Vasectomy Information Today
Vasectomy can provide peace-of-mind and has proven to be a highly successful means of pregnancy prevention. Request more information today: call (870) 642-8818 or contact us online.