1) What is Vasectomy ?
It is a permanent contraceptive method for men who do not want more children. It is a minimally invasive procedure.
2) How is the procedure done?
The doctor locates each of the 2 tubes ( Vas deference) that carry the sperm to the penis for release during intercourse through a puncture or small incision in the scrotum. The tubes are then blocked by cutting and tying or by applying heat. The procedure works by closing off each vas deferens and keeping sperm out of semen. Semen is ejaculated, but without sperms, so the intercourse does not result in pregnancy.
2) How Effective?
One of the most effective methods but carries a small risk of failure. Vasectomy is not fully effective for
3 months after the Procedure. The procedure is about 97-99% effective. That means 1-3 pregnancies per 100 vasectomy procedures may occur. This usually happens within the first year if the couple does
not use any additional protection ( i.e condom or another effective method) in the first 3 months, before the
Vasectomy is fully effective.
3) Who can have Vasectomy ?
Safe for all men who want a permanent contraceptive method.
4) Will vasectomy make a man lose his sexual ability? Will it make him weak ?
No. After vasectomy, a man will look and feel the same as before. He can have sex the same as before. His erections will be as hard and last as long as before. He will not see any difference in ejaculations and the semen will look and feel the same. He can work as hard as before, and he will not loss weight because of the vasectomy.
5) Is it better for the man to have a vasectomy or for the woman to have female sterilization?
Each couple must decide for themselves which method is best for them. Both are very effective, safe, permanent methods for couples who have completed their family. Ideally, a couple should consider
both methods. If both are acceptable to the couple, vasectomy would be preferable because it is simpler, safer, easier. It is also less invasive and inexpensive compared to female sterilization.