Vasectomy is the single most popular and convenient form of permanent contraception.
It is a minor surgery performed under local anesthesia, and it is an outpatient procedure.
The patient can go home within an hour after the operation.
A small incision is made in the scrotal area and the vas deferens gets isolated and litigated.
The result is that the sperms get prevented from entering the seminal fluid during sexual intercourse, rendering the man effectively sterile, but still sexually active.
The advantage of vasectomy over other contraceptive techniques is that it does not require any accessories or maintenance after the surgery is completed.
The recovery from a vasectomy is very rapid and total recovery usually takes place within a month.
There is no compromise on sexual performance of a man as a result of this operation.
The semen which is produced after a vasectomy is the same in appearance as that of a man who did not get it done, the only difference being that the semen does not contain sperm cells.
When a vasectomy is going to be performed, there are certain steps which can be taken to make the entire experience more comfortable.
Keep the scrotum clean and sterile by washing with an anti-bacterial wash for three days before the operation.
Wear a jockstrap for a few days before the surgery.
Wear sensible clothes while going for the operation, they should be comfortable as well as expendable in case they get stained with blood or medication.
Eat well before the procedure.
Shave the pubic area before the procedure. Alternatively, it can be done at the clinic.
Having a vasectomy performed on oneself is a very serious decision. Despite all the advantages of having a vasectomy done, there are several preconditions that should be met before taking this decision. Given below are a few basic considerations for having a vasectomy done:
Men who would like to continue to enjoy sex without the possibility of a pregnancy.
A male partner who has already had a child or two and is advanced enough in years to be very sure that further children are absolutely out of the question.
Sometimes a vasectomy is recommended from a medical point of view as there is a possibility of passing on some genetic or heredity disease or disability.