Vasectomy is something that become necessary for most men. A minor surgical procedure, it becomes the most practical course of action at a stage in sexual partnership when a permanent means of contraception is required.
Despite its relative convenience, there are a few disadvantages to the procedure.
A vasectomy prevents a man from getting a woman pregnant. However it offers no protection from sexually transmitted diseases.
This operation is not immediately effective. It may take some time for the sperm count to drop to zero. During this period, pregnancy is still possible.
Even though there is some chance of reversing a vasectomy, it is practical to consider the procedure as an irreversible one.
A major disadvantage of a vasectomy is that in the case of unfortunate death of a child, there is no chance of reversing the procedure.
The positive factor of having a vasectomy is that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
A vasectomy is the best form of permanent contraception. Other forms of birth control involve use of various accessories. A person who has a vasectomy will almost forget that it ever happened over a period of time.
Unlike contraceptive procedures in women, a vasectomy has no side effects or complications. There is no compromise on sexual experience. A man will continue to get erections and ejaculate the same way, before the surgery.
The recovery time for a vasectomy is the least of all the contraceptive surgical procedures.
As vasectomy is mostly considered as permanent and irreversible, it is favored among those who do not want to leave anything to chance.
Vasectomies are relatively expensive to pay for initially, but considering that no further expenditure is expected for the rest of the patient’s life, it is a very sound investment and cheapest in the long run.
Although minimal, one should know about the possible side-effects which might occur.
There may be numbness in the scrotum until the effect of the anesthetic disappears.
Some sensation of bruising and soreness may be felt for some time.
There may also be some swelling in the groin.
In some rare cases, fever may develop.
By and large, vasectomy as a surgical procedure is a very minor and convenient procedure. The minor inconvenience experienced while undergoing the procedure is overshadowed by the long-term benefits that it offers.