Vasectomy Procedures

One of the permanent methods of birth control is vasectomy. What is a vasectomy anyway? A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that prevents the release of the sperm during ejaculation. The vasectomy procedure is done by clamping, sealing or cutting the vas deferens of each testicle. This procedure prevents the male sperm cells to mix with the semen when a he ejaculates. When there is no sperm cells in the semen, egg fertilization will be prevented.

Even though the vas deferens have been clamped, sealed and cut, the testicles will still continue in producing more cells but these cells will just be reabsorbed by the body. It is natural for the body to reabsorbed sperms
that are not ejaculated whether you had a vasectomy or not. The amount of fluid that you will ejaculate will be the same because the tubes have been blocked right before the prostate and the seminal vesicles. To completely clear the semen of sperm cells it will take at least 10 to 20 ejaculations first.

Although right after vasectomy your partner may still get pregnant, because the remaining sperm cells will still take several months to be reabsorbed by your body. it will be best to continue or use another method of birth control until your semen sample test resulted to a zero sperm count.

One of the most effective methods of birth control is vasectomy with 99.85 percentage rate. Unplanned pregnancy after a year of their partner’s vasectomy may happen only to one or two woman out of a thousand. An opening in one end or a spontaneous reconnection of the clamped sealed or cut vas deferens which will allow the mixing of the sperm cells and the semen once again.

There are two no-surgery procedures of vasectomy which is the no-scalpel vasectomy and the Vasclip implant procedure. The procedures will not take more than 20 to 30 minutes of your time. it may be performed by your family medicine doctor, a general surgeon or a urologist. In no-scalpel vasectomy the procedure is done by using a small clamp with pointed ends. This clamp will be poked through the skin of your scrotum to open it instead of using a scalpel to cut you open. This procedure has very few complications, a smaller scar in the skin and less bleeding. The no-scalpel vasectomy procedure is also very effective like the traditional vasectomy procedure. In the Vasclip vasectomy a device which is called the Vasclip is used to lock the vas deferens. There is no cutting, suturing or cauterizing done in the vas deferens which results to less possible pain and other complications. Although, this method showed to be less effective compared to other methods of sealing and clipping off the vas deferens.

Reversing a vasectomy is possible. Reconnecting the vas deferens through surgery is available but the reversal procedure is quite difficult. These procedures including the vasectomy itself are very expensive, although vasectomy procedures are covered by health insurances, the reversal and other procedures are not. And the possibility of successful reversal operation may not always work out.