Vasectomy is a procedure that is performed for male birth control. This procedure is also known as ‘male sterilization’ or the “snip”. In this procedure, the supply of sperm to men’s semen is cut by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm from the testes. Vasectomy is a very low risk procedure and can be performed in outpatient department with local anesthesia. This procedure is the better birth control option over other options for men. This process is simpler than female sterilization and is very cost effective.
Before getting into the procedure, the patients must be informed that he cannot become a father of a child in the future. After the procedure, it takes about three months for a man to produce sperm-free semen which means couples need to either abstain or use condom post vasectomy for 3months . It is estimated that around 15 out of 10,000 couples have a child after vasectomy.
Vasectomy is not meant to protect from any sexually transmitted diseases, and hence, a person should use condom to avoid such kind of diseases.
Nowadays, an advanced form of anesthetic process is used, during the Vasectomy procedure, wherein the scrotum is made numb and the patient feels less discomfort during the process.