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The purpose of this clinical guideline is to provide guidance to clinicians who offer vasectomy services. This guidance covers pre-operative evaluation and consultation of prospective vasectomy patients; techniques for local anesthesia, isolation of the vas deferens and occlusion of the vas deferens during vasectomy; post-operative follow-up; post-vasectomy semen analysis PVSA and potential complications and consequences of vasectomy. Unabridged version of this Guideline [pdf].
Back to Your contraception guide. A vasectomy male sterilisation is a surgical procedure to cut or seal the tubes that carry a man's sperm to permanently prevent pregnancy. It's usually carried out under local anaesthetic, where you're awake but don't feel any pain, and takes about 15 minutes.
Jump to content. A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. A vasectomy prevents the release of sperm when a man ejaculates. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens from each testicle is clamped, cut, or otherwise sealed.
Vasectomy is a birth control method in which part of the vas deferens is surgically removed to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate. Vasectomy does not affect the testicles nor the production of testosterone. Sexual desire and the ability to have an erection and an orgasm are not affected.
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Vasectomies can be reversed even after very long periods of time, sometimes after more than 25 years. Sperm are constantly being produced in men, even after a long time from a vasectomy, there should be viable sperm. However, the success of the reversal, in terms of achieving a pregnancy, is dependent upon the experience of the surgeon, the age and fertility status of the female partner, and the length of time since the vasectomy. The outcome of the surgery is more dependent upon what is found at the time of the reversal as well as the experience of the surgeon performing the reversal surgery.
Vasectomy is surgery a man may choose to have if he does not want to father any more children. It is lasting permanent male birth control. During the surgery, 2 tubes called the vas deferens are cut and sealed.
OBJECTIVE: To review the results of postvasectomy testing when clearance was based on the absence of motile sperm and to compare them with regimens based on complete azoospermia. If specimens are examined within 12 hours of collection, clearance may safely be given if motile sperm are absent. Repeat tests are essential if any motile sperm remain but are not needed if only nonmotile sperm are found. PIP: Between anda private physician performed vasectomies at the Cronulla Private Medical Clinic in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia, and examined ejaculation specimens of of the cases either after 10 ejaculations or 4 to 14 weeks after vasectomy.