Men's Health: Vasectomies
Vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure and is the only permanent method of contraception for men. It is a safe, simple and effective birth control method for men and their partners who want a permanent solution to contraceptive needs.
Vasectomy is a minor operation conducted under sedation wherein the vasa deferentia (part of the male reproductive organs) are severed, and then tied or sealed in a manner such to prevent sperm from entering the seminal stream (ejaculate).
We provide the "non scalpel" technique vasectomy which can be conducted with or without a general anaesthetic. There is no incision. Therefore only a small hole the size of a pin head is left on the scrotum.
It does not alter male characteristics; hormonal and sexual functioning is unaffected, erections, sexual drive and ejaculation remain the same. Sperm is still produced in the testicles but is absorbed by the tissue.
Many myths exist about vasectomy. There are fears the operation will be painful and complicated, however, the procedure which seals the sperm-carrying tubes takes about five minutes and is preferably carried out under anaesthetic.
There are also fears that a vasectomy will ruin ones sex life, but there are no grounds for this. On the contrary, their sex lives sometimes even improve because there is no fear of pregnancy and in general are not affected.
Any man or couple who has doubts about wanting more children should not consider this procedure. It is a permanent method of contraception.
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