Vasectomy – A Simple Explanation For Us Men

By on January 17, 2018

What is a Vasectomy?

● A vasectomy is an outpatient medical procedure designed to make a man permanently sterile rendering him unable to father children.

The process involves a physician cutting the tube that carry sperm from each testicle (vas deferens) then seals the tubes by tying it, using surgical clips, heat (cauterizing), or a combination of these methods.

● Takes 10 to 30 minutes.
● Nearly 100% effective.
● Patients should refrain from ejaculation for approximately one week after vasectomy.
● Most men return to work in 2 days.
● Costs vary from $750 – $900

What Are The Potential Side Effects?

● Inflammation
● Bleeding in less than 1% of recipients.
● Base of the penis can temporarily turn black and blue.
● No long-term side effects.

(sources: ARHP | Mayo Clinic | Cleveland Clinic)