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Male Sterilization (Vasectomy)


What Is It?

Surgical procedure to cut and block the male sperm tube


How Does It Work?

Removes sperm from the semen


How Is It Used?

  • Local anesthesia is used
  • A surgical procedure is done to cut or block the tubes
  • This method is permanent

Effectiveness:

99.8% - 99.9%
Vasectomy is not effective until sperm is cleared from the male system, usually about 15 ejaculations or 6 weeks


Benefits:

  • Permanent
  • Safe
  • Easier than female sterilization
  • Does not interfere with sex

Possible Concerns:

  • Surgery may cause adverse reaction to anesthetic or infection and bleeding
  • Temporary bruising, swelling or tenderness of the scrotum

DOES NOT REDUCE RISK OF HIV/AIDS OR STDs





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