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A vasectomy involves cutting and sealing the vas deferens.��It provides�a highly effective form of permanent contraception,�only failing�1 in 2000 men. Your sex drive will be unaffected and you will still produce semen. The only difference is it doesn't contain sperm because�the sperm are re-absorbed by your body. Vasectomies can be reversed but reversal doesn't guarantee a return of fertility so it's an important decision.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
For all sexually active men who do not wish to produce children, and where other forms of contraception are unsuitable or acceptable.
What can I expect?
The procedure is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic but�can also be performed under a general anaesthetic.
The operation usually only lasts 10 -15 minutes.
The tubes are cut and the ends closed off, either by tying or heat sealing - called diathermy. Then dissolvable stitches or adhesive strips are used to close the wounds.
Soreness and tenderness may occur, alleviated by taking prescribed painkillers.
This is an extremely successful operation but there is a very small risk that you could become fertile again.
Impartial and informative consultation
It is very important to discuss your goals and expectations before making a decision and we want you to be fully and properly prepared. Our consultations are held at our Brighton clinic. They are totally confidential and there's no obligation to proceed. To book a consultation, call on 01273 604444, email us or fill in our contact form.