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Vasectomy - FAQs

1. Besides vasectomy, are there any other contraceptive options for men?
Constant research is being done towards developing a male contraceptive pill and other temporary contraceptive devices such as the intra vas device (fitted into the vas, which can then be removed at a later date). It would however take several years before such options can be made available.

2. Are there any disadvantages associated with vasectomy?
One of the major drawbacks associated with vasectomy unlike condoms is that it does not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea and others.

3. Will I become sterile immediately after the procedure?
No, it is impractical for you to expect that the surgery would make you sterile immediately. It might take as long as 2 months or even more than that. It is very important to continue your contraceptive precautions (condoms, oral contraceptive pills) until the doctor tells you that it is alright to have unprotected sex. A test (semen analysis, usually done twice) would be carried out several weeks after the surgery to ensure that your semen is free of sperm.

4. Will I have a decreased sex drive or an altered sex life following vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure, which creates a mechanical obstruction of the flow of sperms through the reproductive tract. This has nothing to do with your sexual desire (libido) or your ability to have an erection. Also undisturbed is your ability to achieve an orgasm and ejaculate. Your sex life can therefore be as enjoyable as it was before the surgery.

5. Will the volume of my ejaculation decrease after vasectomy?
The volume of semen is not altered as much of it is contributed by the seminal vesicles and prostate gland.

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Tom57 

Having had a traditional bi-lateral vasectomy myself over 29 years ago, I can tell you that it is a very easily done procedure with minimal pain. I had my surgery done in very early afternoon and was working already that evening due to the fact that I had to as I was a dairy farmer and had cows to be milked. Other than the milking and routine chores, I did take it easy for several days and tried to ice my scrotum area whenever possible. I had a very quick recovery, went for sperm check in two months and was given the "all clear" for safe sex. Best decision my wife and I did during our entire marriage. Forgot to mention that we had two children and our family was complete before having the vasectomy. I am writing this for educational purposes hoping that it will encourage men contemplating vasectomy to go ahead with it.

rassammy 

CAN YOU JUSTIFY THAT IT IS 100% SAFE ON NOT GETTING A WOMAN PREGNANT? SAMUEL ASARE GHANA

danewbeat 

can you get someone pregnant after having a Vasectomy done in 3 years?

skatman 

Is this article real? The author must be in third or fourth grade. There are grammar errors all over the place and that is what makes me deem this article completely unprofessional. Although the information was helpful, the author should see to it that he/she take a grammar class prior to wtiting another medicle article.

corn_nut26 

is it possible for a women beinging 25 with a man being 55 with a vasectomy to have it reversed and still able to produce healthy sperm to have a family together?

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