Vasectomy (male sterilisation) is a surgical procedure for permanently preventing pregnancy by cutting or sealing the tubes that carry sperm.

It’s one of the most challenging decisions you’ll ever have to make. Whether it is vasectomy or another type of procedure for contraception like tubal ligation, there are many considerations to consider before making your final decision. 

There are many pros and cons that come with this procedure for men, but the essential thing to consider before going through it is whether or not you want children in the future.

A man will still be able to get erections like he could before having his surgery done, so there’s no need to worry about sex life after a vasectomy-if anything, your partner may appreciate how much more attentive you’ll be without any worries about pregnancy!

Vasectomy Procedure

The surgical procedure takes just 20 to 40 minutes, and there are three ways it can be performed; under local anaesthetic only (no need for hospitalisation), light sedation or general anesthetic.

After the surgery is completed, you will still have erections, but the sperm cells being created won’t be released due to the lack of tubes they travel through called “vas deferens.” However, the body reabsorbs these unused particles, so sex drive should not be affected.

A Vasectomy cuts two narrow tubes known as the vasa deferentia, located on either side of each testicle, where semen is made before passing into the prostate gland and then out during ejaculation. These long, tube-like structures carry eggs.

What To Expect After A Vasectomy

After successful surgery, you may experience pain, soreness, or discomfort in the groin or scrotum following the procedure. Pain-killing medication and ice packs should be enough to reduce any pain you’re feeling. Tight underwear that fits well will also help keep your tender scrotum from rubbing against your clothing too much for comfort’s sake.

The doctor performing the vasectomy could have given specific instructions about when it is safe to shower or bathe after surgery and how long until sexual intercourse can resume–it all depends on their preference as a medical professional, so ask if you don’t. Get the information right away!

How Soon Will a Vasectomy Work?

It takes time for a vasectomy to take effect. Following a procedure, it can take sperm several months and up to 20 ejaculations to be cleared from the vas deferens, which is why couples need to continue using contraception for three more months before they completely stop relying on it.

A semen test 3-4 weeks after a vasectomy is recommended to confirm that all traces of sperm are gone so as not to risk becoming pregnant again.

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