What is a vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a minor surgery that is meant to protect against pregnancy permanently. It’s proven to be incredibly effective. So, what are the things you need to know about this procedure?

How effective and safe it is?

This minor surgery is done by a doctor, it is very quick, and you can leave hospital/clinic on the very same day. There are two kinds of vasectomies: the incision method and the no-cut method. The latter one is strongly preferred because there’s no risk of infections, it also takes less time to properly heal. Some vasectomies are permanent, and some can be reversed. Granted, you should only get a permanent one if you’re 100% sure you don’t want to have kids for the rest of your life. This is a tough decision that requires a lot of thinking. Now, on to the effectiveness.
Not only it’s effective, it’s THE most effective method of birth control. They’re at almost 100% when it comes to effectiveness and that’s something to think about. You should note that it takes approximately three months for your ejaculate to become sperm-free. After a few months after the surgery, your doctor will do a simple test to find out if there’s any sperm left.
Now, let’s talk about safety. The key thing here is understanding that ALL medical procedures have some risks. It’s all about the probability. Vasectomies are incredibly safe and there have only been a few recorded cases of complications. The said complications are always minor and curable anyway.

The long-term effects

The beneficial health/sex life effects are a plenty. You take all the stress and pressure away and your sex life becomes this much better. Vasectomy doesn’t affect your hormones or your libido. It won’t change anything about how intercourse or ejaculation feels.
The negative effects include… Well, the biggest one is that vasectomies are permanent. Even if you try to reverse the process, it’s not always guaranteed that you will get your fertility back. There are some risks related to vasectomy, the most common one being infections. You may also experience minor discomfort, bruising or bleeding.