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Is a Vasectomy Right for You?

If you a man who is done having children, or are a man who is sure he doesn't want to father children, a vasectomy is an effective form of birth control. But, is this procedure right for you? Learn who would be considered a good vasectomy candidate.

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Is a Vasectomy Reversible?

While a vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control, it can be successful reversed in most cases. Success, however, is measured in two ways: patency and pregnancy. Find out the success rates for both and how the length of time that has passed since your original vasectomy affects these ...

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Can a Vasectomy Fail?

A vasectomy is designed to make and keep a man infertile, but there is a small chance for error. The risk of vasectomy failure is low but not impossible. Learn more about the failure rate.

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No-Needle Vasectomy

If one of the things that makes you uneasy about a vasectomy is the idea of a needle near that very sensitive area, fear not. One of the newer techniques allows physicians to apply anesthetic needle-free, with virtually no pain whatsoever. Although vasectomy is a quick, safe and simple procedure, ...

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Vasectomy Risks, Complications, and Side Effects

All surgeries carry some risk, but complications from vasectomy tend to be rare, minor, and seldom require intensive medical treatment. Below, find some of the most common risks and side effects for a vasectomy. If you have concerns or want more information about the possible risks, complications, ...

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Vasectomy Surgical Techniques

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that blocks the vas deferens, effectively stopping the flow of sperm from the testicles to the urethra (click here for more information on terms and anatomy). This is achieved through two steps:       1. Isolation of the vas deferens &nb ...

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What to Expect From the Vasectomy Procedure

It's natural to be concerned about having a vasectomy, but talking with your doctor and learning how it's done can prepare you for a stress-free experience and a smooth recovery. Here's what to expect at each step of the way. Before: Preparing for a vasectomy procedure Preparation for a vasectom ...

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What to Expect After a Vasectomy

Vasectomy recovery time varies, but most men can return to work after two or three days and resume normal physical activity within a week. Here's what you can expect in the days and weeks after your vasectomy. Immediately after the Procedure You should be able to go home immediately after the proc ...

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What is a Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a safe, simple and effective birth control method. Vasectomy is a brief, surgical procedure used for male sterilization. It is a popular means of birth control for couples who have decided that their family is complete: According to the American Urological Association, nearly 6 percent ...

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