A vasectomy is a form of permanent birth control for men that is done through a surgical procedure to remove a small segment of the vas, the sperm carrying tubes, to produce permanent male sterility. This may be done under local anesthesia or sedation. Each year, approximately 500,000 men choose to undergo this safe and effective procedure. Keep in mind that Vasectomy is not the same as castration and does not kill your sex drive and you will continue to ejaculate.
Things to consider:
Storing sperm before the procedure
- You may produce a semen sample and have it frozen and stored at a long-term facility
- If you have a vasectomy and later decide you would like to have a child, a vasectomy reversal procedure is possible
The Vasectomy Procedure
After your initial consultation with the physician, you will schedule for the vasectomy procedure. You will also be prepared and informed by your doctor prior to the procedure during the week prior to your appointment. During the procedure you will be sedated by use of anesthesia and after the procedure it is recommended that you rest for at least the remainder of the day.
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