Vasectomy is a simple, safe and effective operation that prevents men from having children. In most cases it is an irreversible process and so it’s an important decision for men and their partners. Therefore it is necessary to fully understand all aspects of this surgery and its implications.

You and your partner must be convinced that you do not want any more children and only then you should opt for this procedure. Do remember that there are circumstances in life such as divorce, separation or other circumstances such as remarriage, which could lead to and wishing to have children again. Therefore, you must be absolutely sure of your decision.

Operation of the male sexual apparatus

To understand what takes place during the vasectomy and its effects you should know the basic functioning of male sex organs. The testicles are housed in a pouch of skin called the scrotum.

The testicles produce sperms and male hormones. Sperm cells are necessary for reproduction, that is, to fertilize an egg.

The epididymis is an area that lies in the testicle and serves as a reservoir for sperm as they mature. The vas deferentia are very fine tubes that connect the sperm to the penis for ejaculation.

The prostate is an organ whose function is to provide nutrients and consistency to these sperm and so it’s responsible for the characteristic appearance of the semen. The semen is discharged through the urethra, which is the passage through which men urinate.

What constitutes a vasectomy?

Vasectomy involves cutting the 2 vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. In this way, the sperms do not go outside and cannot fertilize an egg.

What happens to sperm that are produced and cannot leave?

The testicles still produce sperm but since there is no way out, they die and the body itself eliminates them.

What are the various problems associated with this procedure?

The different problems that one might face after this procedure include inflammatory reaction, mild bleeding and infection. The infection is caused by the sperms that are let loose during this surgical procedure.

You must take medical help if you experience high fever, have trouble while urinating, experience acute swelling or if the bleeding does not stop.

Does vasectomy affect people’s sex life? Do people still experience erections and / or ejaculation?

Vasectomy does not, in any way, affect the sex life of men. They still have the same erections before the surgery and still ejaculate with semen produced by secretions from the prostate and seminal vesicles. The only difference is that no sperm can go out through the penis.