Vasectomy Effectiveness

Written by: Dr. Luís Ignacio Fiter Gómez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Vasectomy is the most widespread sterilization technique and the most effective in men. All men can have it done, provided that the decision to do split of a mature reflection on the option of not wanting to have children.

Technically, you can always be done, except in men who have some sort of scrotal pathology that prevents the isolation of the vas deferens, as hydrocele, testicle promoted, etc.

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What is vasectomy?

Vasectomy is to interrupt the passage of sperm through the vas deferens, which is the one that leads from the testicle to the ejaculatory ducts in the prostate. It is performed under local anesthesia, isolating the conduit, cutting and occluding both ends to prevent spontaneous recanalization. Interposing between the two ends of the fascia facilitates this objective.

No - scalpel vasectomy achieves this purpose with the advantage of a minimal incision, no points and a faster recovery.


Is there any possibility of pregnancy after vasectomy?

It is always recommended to use contraception for two months after surgery, until a semen analysis is found that there is no sperm. Once achieved this goal (azoospermia) the possibility of pregnancy is minimal. According to studies, it is less than 0.3% and if used techniques occlusion and facial interposition ends, probably less.


Are there any risks or sequel?

Vasectomy is a safe procedure with minimal risks, especially if the technique is performed called bladeless. It may be an infection of the wound, a bruise or postoperative discomfort longer than normal, but this is very rare.

Moreover, there are no consequences, appearance semen or ejaculation does not change, and also provided a reversal (vasovasostomy) may be performed if the patient wishes in the future.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Luís Ignacio Fiter Gómez

Dr. Fiter Gomez is a leader in Andrology and Reproductive Medicine. Notable for having authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and scientific communications on Urology and Andrology, thanks to its extensive training and long experience in the field. He has been a member of the Spanish Association of Andrology and President of the Urological Society Madrileña.

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