Thursday, July 5, 2012

Male Sterilization (Vasectomy)

The most effective, simple, easy and relative inexpensive way to male contraception is male sterilization (vasectomy). The operation is blocking the vas deferens to prevent sperm patency. The operation is performed under local anesthesia for 10-15 minutes.

There are currently two versions of a vasectomy. The traditional way - layer by layer dissection of the skin and membranes to remove the testicle to the vas deferens injury. Postoperative complications are not clinically expressed (not more than 1.5% of operations). "No scalpel" method - the release of the vas deferens by means of a puncture. With this operation decreases the likelihood of complications, in particular the absence of a bruise.

After sterilization, is recommended to start sexual life in a week. Because the complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate is reached only after 15-20 ejaculations (or 3 months), during sexual intercourse, use condoms or other contraceptive methods for reliable contraception.
A man should firmly decide that such a method of contraception for him and his partner will be most appropriate, because after such an operation to restore fertility (ability to fertilize) is practically impossible. Generally, vasectomy - an irreversible sterilization method. However, some patients over time are willing to restore fertility. This is a common occurrence during the second marriage, death of a child, sometimes the desire to have the next child.

Restoration of fertility after voluntary sterilization conducted - one of the most difficult surgical operations. And even if the surgeon is highly qualified and experience does not guarantee the success of the operation in the following cases: long-term post-vasectomy elderly patient's age, presence of infertility in spouses, the method of sterilization carried out.

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