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Vasectomy - Overview

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A vasectomy is a simple office procedure. It is the most effective form of birth control of all of the standard treatments available including birth control pills and tubal ligation. The procedure takes 10 minutes and is performed in the office under local anesthesia. Plan to rest at home the day of the procedure and the next day to prevent post procedure pain or other complications. The patient may resume sexual activity and heavy exercise one week after the procedure.

The Vas Deferens are the tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles to the urethra at the time of ejaculation. A small segment of each Vas is removed and the free ends are then sealed to prevent passage of the sperm. The sperm only accounts for a small portion of the fluid emitted at the time of ejaculation which will not be noticed by the patient. Furthermore, there will be no change to the sensation of sexual activity after a vasectomy.