A vasectomy is a surgical sterilization procedure for men to prevent them from siring children. It's a form of family planning for men, which blocks the flow of sperm through vas deferens, a thin muscular tube that transports sperm from the testes to the urethra.
Vasectomy itself doesn't cause any changes in sexual function, erections, orgasm, or libido and doesn't increase the risk of developing medical conditions like prostrate cancer, but it doesn't prevent sexual transmitted infections.
For a pregnancy to occur after intercourse, sperm from a man fertilizes an egg from a woman. In men, sperm is normally transported from the testes to the testicals into the ejaculate by the vas deferens tube.
During a vasectomy, the vas deferens is cut and blocked. This prevents sperm from mixing with ejaculation fluid. A vasectomy results in ejaculate fluid that doesn't carry any sperm, and therefore cannot fertilize any egg, because sperm only makes up to 10 to 15 percent of the ejaculation fluid.
Vasectomy is a recent method of family planning that is more effective, safer, and less expensive compared to tubal ligation in women (a surgery performed in women to prevent pregnancy from occurring).
A vasectomy should be considered a permanent form of sterilization. Although vasectomy reversal is possible, the procedure of reversing is more complicated than having it itself. That is why it's advised to have it when you are fully convinced that you don't want to sire more children.
Vasectomy is performed by a urologist after sedation. After a medication has been given to numb the scrotum, a small opening is made in the skin and the vas deferens is located. The vas deferens is then brought out of the scrotum, cut and blocked, then placed back in the scrotum. A dissolvable stitch is sometimes used to close the skin.
Most men feel better after one week , but it's advices to abstain from sex, vigorous exercise, and heavy lifting of things until fully recovered.
So men, would you consider having a vasectomy, and save your wife from the stress of family planning methods, because women are really affected by them.
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