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Vasectomy

A description of vasectomy, including the procedure, risks, healing and other considerations before surgery.

Vasectomy Infographic

An infographic with facts and figures on vasectomy.

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is minor surgery to block sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. Semen still exists, but it has no sperm in it. After a vasectomy the testes still make sperm, but they are soaked up by the body. Each year, more than 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy for birth control. A vasectomy prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control, except abs...

Did You Know? Vasectomy

Vasectomy is minor surgery to block the supply of sperm to your semen. Each year, more than 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy for birth control. A vasectomy prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control, except abstinence. Only 1 to 2 women out of 1,000 will get pregnant in the year after their partner has had a vasectomy. Vasectomy is typically a 20-minute procedure. It...

Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy is minor surgery to block sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. Semen still exists, but it has no sperm in it. After a vasectomy the testes still make sperm, but they are soaked up by the body. Each year, more than 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy for birth control. A vasectomy prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control, except abs...

Shooting Straight After Vasectomy Reversal

What we do for love! You had a vasectomy knowing that, without a doubt, more kids were not a part of your future. Yet now, here you are, looking to have more rug rats. And this comes right after spending gobs of time and money sorting out the four C's of the diamond ring thing. The Fork in the Woods When does it all end? Well, it pretty much ends with the baby. And to get there, you have two choic...

Treatment

Vasectomies are often done in your urologist's office. But they may also be done at a surgery center or in a hospital. You and your urologist may decide you need to be fully sedated (put to sleep) for the procedure. If you need to be sedated, you may have your vasectomy at a surgery center or hospital. The need for sedation is based on your anatomy, how nervous you are, or if you might need other...

Treatment

Reversals are most often done on a come-and-go basis by a urologist. Reversals can be done in an outpatient part of a hospital or at a surgery center. If a surgical microscope is used, the surgery is done while you're asleep under anesthesia. Your urologist and anesthesiologist will talk with you about your choices. Using microsurgery is the best way to do this surgery. A high-powered microscope u...

Quick Snip: Should You Get a Vasectomy?

If you are thinking about having a vasectomy, you are not alone. Each year, about 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy as permanent birth control. During vasectomy, each vas deferens (the two tubes that move sperm) are cut or sealed off. This blocks sperm from reaching the semen ejaculated from the penis. The testicles still make sperm after a vasectomy, but they are absorbed by the body. A va...

Vasectomy Patient Journey with Todd Carrick

A Vasectomy Patient Journey with Todd Carrick

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