A vasectomy is a procedure that’s performed to prevent the Sperm from traveling from of a man’s testicles to his manhood preventing the probability of a woman being impregnated by him once when having intercourse. It’s a type of permanent contraception that’s used mainly by men who had children but have made the decision with their partners not to add more kids to their family. In many cases, one can get this procedure done through the main hospitals or private clinics. As there are shorter lists when compared with public hospitals, some prefer private clinics. Patients that go for this procedure can go in and come out on the same day. The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic, and it usually doesn’t take more than an hour.
A surgeon performs a traditional vasectomy by making two Incisions on either side of the scrotum. The surgeon then accesses the tubes that are known as the Vas Deferens which carry the sperms. Each of the Vas Deferens is then cut, and part of the tube is eliminated. By tying them, the ends are permanently sealed. Finally dissolvable stitching is used to stitch the incisions that were made in the scrotum.
A new way of performing a vasectomy is the no-scalpel vasectomy. It is becoming accessible, even though this is a new technological advancement which isn’t available everywhere else. It is more popular among patients compared to the conventional vasectomy. With this type of process, no incision is made in the scrotum; rather, the surgeon searches for the Vas Deferens with their hand to feel them under the skin and then uses a small tool to clamp them. A little hole is made in the skin of the scrotum which the surgeon may use in place of an incision as the surgeon had found the vas deferens so that they can make the hole in the best possible location. The surgeon will then cut and seal the tubes as it is done in the standard vasectomy. Since it is less painful, this method is preferred by more patients.
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Undergoing a vasectomy procedure means that the guys can have sexual relations with their partners without fretting about impregnating them. To start with, there may still be sperm left in the tubes between the manhood and testicles. It’s thus suggested to use contraception in the first few times that the couple has intercourse following the procedure. After two weeks or so, there will be no further risks of pregnancy. But, a vasectomy does not lower the likelihood of passing on sexually transmitted diseases. With the technological advancements in medicine, vasectomies are growing in popularity among men who have decided to no longer have children.9 Lessons Learned: Tips