Vasectomy is one of the common methods used by men looking for permanent solution to birth control. The procedure is usually performed by cutting the vas deferens tubes located inside the scrotum. That prevents release of sperms into the semen. The body continues to produce sperms but instead of releasing them, they die and are then absorbed by the body. So a man who has undergone vasectomy can still ejaculate, but the forthcoming fluid will not contain sperm.
With this type of vasectomy, the surgeon uses an incision to gain access to the vas deferens. The vas tubes are cut and then sealed to ensure sperm does not travel to the prostrate where it’s partly stored. To complete the procedure, the surgeon will seal the tubes by putting stitches, tying or burning them.
In this case, instead of making an incision, the procedure uses a special tool to make a tiny opening in the skin of the scrotum and reach the vas deferens tubes. The tubes are then cut or tied to prevent the movement of sperm. Usually, no-incision vasectomy doesn't require healing process because there’s minimal bleeding/pain, and it heals very quickly. The procedure is also considered the best choice because it minimizes the risk or bruising and/or infections.
Vasectomy is a reliable birth control method but requires careful thought before going for it. As much as the procedure may be reversible, one should weigh the pros and cons before making an informed decision.
Vasectomy can be a good option for those who:
…don’t want to conceive any (or more) children
Vasectomy is one of the most reliable ways of ensuring the man’s female partner does not conceive any more. That makes it easier for those couples who, for whatever reason, have made a decision not to have more (if any) children.
…don't like other birth control methods
Most men want to opt for forms of birth control that can give them sure results. And unlike some other birth control methods, vasectomy provides a somehow permanent solution while ensuring the couple still enjoys intimacy.
…find pregnancy risky for the woman or fetus
If the female partner has experienced a number of pregnancy complications before, or the doctor doesn’t recommend her to get pregnant as it poses serious danger to either her or the fetus, the best way to ensure that does not happen is for the man to undergo vasectomy. That will eliminate pregnancy anxiety and help create a sense of freedom when it comes to sex.
Vasectomy, as one of the major birth control methods, comes with many benefits to the users. Apart from letting partners enjoy unlimited freedom when it comes to bedroom matters, it also provides a reliable way of avoiding pregnancy.
It is important to note that vasectomy doesn't affect a man’s libido, erections or the ability to ejaculate. As a result, that makes it a viable birth control option that many men may want to consider.