Vasectomy is an operation that involves cutting the vas deferens to prevent the release of sperm in the ejaculation, thus preventing a woman from getting pregnant. This is a permanent method of birth control and 99.85% effective. Statistics shows that Australian and New Zealand men lead the way as far as number of vasectomy.
There are different surgical procedures used in vasectomy. The doctors make incision on the scrotum then cut the vas deferens in the traditional vasectomy. No-scalpel vasectomy uses a small clam with pointed ends. Men can also choose clip vasectomy, a vasclip block the vas deferens. The latest type of vasectomy is laser vasectomy; surgical laser is used to cut and cauterized the vas deferens. Vasectomy prevents the sperm from mixing with the semen. Although the tubes are blocked you still ejaculate the same amount of fluid but the sperm are reabsorbed by the body.
Vasectomy takes about 20 to 30 minutes and can be done in an office or clinic. The procedure can be done by a general practitioner, a general surgeon or urologist. Most doctors recommend waiting a few days to a week before having sex. The waiting period is made to ensure the incision has healed properly. Having sex immediately runs the risk that the wound would reopen if not fully healed. Aside from this, ejaculation involves muscle contraction that could make orgasm uncomfortable because of the swelling and tenderness.
It usually takes several months after a vasectomy before a man can be sterile. It takes some time before all the remaining sperm to be ejaculated or reabsorbed by the body. You must use another method of contraception until you have zero sperm count. Get a semen analysis to ensure your partner won’t get pregnant.
Vasectomy offers many advantages. It is a safer and cheaper procedure that causes less complication compared to tubal ligation. Vasectomy is a permanent contraception, no need to worry about using other method. It is cost effective compared to condoms, birth control pills and spermicide. Vasectomy doesn’t affect the sex drive.
Are men’s sex lives better or worse after vasectomy? There is no connection between vasectomy and sex drive. There are no physiological changes in the man’s body after the procedure. Vasectomy doesn’t affect the ability to maintain an erection or cause impotence. You will still be able to have erection, ejaculation and orgasm after vasectomy. Reports show that men have longer erections, have less frequency of ejaculation and last longer at sex after vasectomy. It doesn’t affect masculinity either; your body will still continue to produce testosterone. Your sex drive, your voice and facial hair will not be affected.
Some men confuse vasectomy with impotence and fear they will lose sexual function. Quite the opposite, vasectomy can actually improve men’s sex lives. Vasectomy became popular in the 1900 as a rejuvenation operation for older men because it increases testosterone level. Vasectomy doesn’t lower the man’s sex drive but improves man’s ability to enjoy sexual relation without fear of unwanted pregnancies. Most couples report more intense, more pleasurable and more frequent sex after vasectomy.