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What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that provides permanent contraception for men. It is a quick operation that is usually performed under a local anesthetic to numb the area around the groin. It involves cutting the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the …
When is it safe to have sex after a vasectomy?
Some men may experience bruising, discomfort or tenderness following a vasectomy, so it is best to avoid sex for a few days. Men will need to have a semen analysis to make sure that the procedure was successful. Until analysis confirms that …
How long does it take to recover after a vasectomy?
Men can usually go home straight after a vasectomy procedure. After the operation, it is best to rest for a few days and avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity. Some men may experience bruising, discomfort or tenderness for …
Is a vasectomy always successful?
a vasectomy is not always successful, but the success rates are very high. The chances of pregnancy occurring after a vasectomy are less than one in 1000.
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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 09 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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