Male Birth Control: Everything you Need to Know before you get your Vasectomy

What is a vasectomy?

Want sex without the worries of getting your partners pregnant? There birth control options for women like IUDs, implants, and pills or barrier methods such as condoms or spermicides, wouldn’t it be amazing to just have a small procedure and never worry about it again? You may have to conduct research on what a vasectomy is. This small (and reversible) surgery will allow you to make love baby free.

How does a vasectomy work?

It sounds almost magical that a couple of moments at the hands of a surgeon can save you from pregnancy scares. So how exactly does a vasectomy work? It involves snipping the vas deferens (the tubes that transport sperm from the epididymis to the seminal vesicles to create ejaculatory ducts). Severing these will stop sperm from being expelled from the penis during sex. It removes fertility from the equation of intercourse.

What happens when you get a vasectomy?

Men typically have their reservations about having a knife or scalpel anywhere near the downstairs? Learning what happens when you get a vasectomy can ease your fears. It’s a very conventional procedure that has relatively few risks. It’s fast, quick, and usually performed as an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. You go in and the physician will walk you through it while you remain awake the entire time (you’ll be numb and won’t feel the cut).

Vasectomy side effects

While it is a low risk, there are vasectomy side effects to be aware of. The supervising doctor will educate you on the possible complications that can occur due to the procedure.

  • Hematoma (blood clot), bruising or bleeding on or inside the scrotum.
  • Mild pain or discomfort of the genital region
  • Light pain or discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Infection of the site of incision

More extreme effects do occur in rare cases. This can include delayed chronic pain, fluid buildup, inflammation due to leaking sperm (granuloma), abnormal cyst (spermatocele), and the formation of formation of a fluid-filled sac (hydrocele). There is also a tiny chance you can accidentally impregnate if the surgery fails.

Should I get a vasectomy?

Asking yourself “should I get a vasectomy?” There are preexisting conditions that would increase the chances of experiencing extreme complications. If you suffer from chronic testicular pain or penile cancer, you may not qualify as a candidate.

If you desire to possibly father a child in the future, it may be a good idea to refrain from the procedure. Reversals are more complex to perform and are expensive and sometimes unsuccessful. There are other children having options such as in Virto fertilization and freezing your sample -but it comes at a cost.

Sex after vasectomy

Refrain yourself a bit for the sterile effects to kick in when you have sex after vasectomy procedures. You can get hard, many men undergo this to enjoy sexual encounters even more. Wait a week before any sexual activity at all due to painful ejaculation. It is unlikely that the surgery will directly impact your ability to have an erection. However, erectile dysfunction is a common occurrence -generally, it’s a psychological impact it has on patients. This is nothing a little Viagra or Kamagra can’t fix.