Vasectomy is a surgical procedure meant to make a man sterile. The time taken for the surgery varies from 20 minutes to 45 minutes. In this procedure, small incisions will be made on the scrotum through which sperm tubes will be cut and the ends of the tube will be closed up. This prevents the sperms from coming out along with the semen and thereby preventing your partner from getting pregnant.
It is considered as one of the most effective means of contraception. Vasectomy has a high rate of success of about 99%. However, the procedure is not 100% effective until the sperm is completely out of the semen. After the surgery, you will have to take precautions against making your partner pregnant until your test results are clear of semen. The test to monitor the presence of sperm is usually performed after 10-20 post vasectomy ejaculations.
Some men doubt whether vasectomy will affect the production of testosterone, the hormone responsible for masculine traits like deep voice, beard and other such features. Vasectomy does not affect sexuality. Everything remains the same except that the ejaculation will not contain any sperm in it.
When men decide to undergo vasectomy, they must approach it considering it as an irreversible process. Though some physicians offer vasectomy reversal surgery to reconnect the sperm tubes, the possibility to father a child cannot be assured. You should have vasectomy done only if you are sure not to have any children in the future. The decision to undergo vasectomy is very important for men. It is highly recommended that you speak to a physician about the possibility of getting a vasectomy.