Man Sterilization / Vasectomy
Male sterilization or known as Vasectomy is a permanent method of male contraception.
Vasectomy is a simple minor outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. Doctor will make tiny cuts (incisions) to both the tubes (vas deferens) that carry sperm from your testicles. This prevents sperm from mixing with semen and reaching your penis.
- long-term effects on your health are rare
- it doesn’t affect your hormone levels, sex drive or interfere with sex
- vasectomy doesn’t protect against STIs, so you may need to use condoms as well
- a vasectomy can’t be easily reversed
- you need to keep using contraception after the operation until tests show your semen is free of sperm
- the vas deferens tubes can reconnect, but this is very rare