Frequently Asked Questions
A vasectomy is a simple and effective method for providing contraception. Generally, vasectomy leaves the patient unchanged except that the vas deferens – the tubes leading to the testes – are blocked. The testes still produce sperm, but the sperm die and are absorbed by the body. The level of testosterone remains the same and all male sexual characteristics remain the same. For most men, the ability to have an erection is unchanged.It is done an outpatient, in office, procedure performed by an experienced physician that is completed in approximately 20 minutes.
It is considered a non-reversible contraceptive technique and is 99+% effective. It is much safer and less expensive than tubal ligation for women. Newer techniques, such as the “no-scalpel” vasectomy, have decreased the incidence of local complications and have enhanced the popularity of vasectomy as a means of birth control. The benefits of NSV are:
• Less Discomfort
• Ten times fewer complications than conventional (scalpel) technique
• No sutures needed
• 40-50% quicker recovery than conventional vasectomy
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