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About Vasectomy

Also called:
No Scalpel Vasectomy, “The Snip”, Male Sterilization, Male Surgical Contraception

It is a permanent method of contraception for men in which the vas deferens (the tube that serves as the passageway of sperm) is tied and cut or blocked through a small opening on the scrotal skin.

Although it is a permanent contraception for men, it does not decrease sex drive or affect sexual function.

With consent and guided counseling, any male can have a vasectomy, including those who:

Have sickle
cell disease;

Are at high risk of infection with HIV or any STI;

Are living with HIV, whether or not on antiretroviral therapy

Users of DMPA

Vasectomy is a permanent
contraception for men.

Image of Vas Deferens
Vasetomy Procedure

A vasectomy is a simple surgery performed by a doctor in an office, clinic, or a hospital.

No-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) is a procedure in which a puncture wound is made at the midline of the scrotal skin using a vas dissecting forceps to reach both vas deferens on either side. This procedure is a highly preferable method because of less pain and tissue trauma and shorter operating and recovery time.

Benefits of Vasectomy

Getting a vasectomy is
safe, permanent, and convenient.

It has fewer side effects and complications compared to birth control methods used by women.

The male takes responsibility for contraception, taking the burden off from the woman.

Survey says some men prefer it as it increases the enjoyment and frequency of sex.

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