The vas deferens (the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles during ejaculation) are cut.
This prevents the sperm from being present during ejaculation
This is a medical operation done in a hospital or doctors office. The area is frozen. he doctor cuts the vas deferens tubes. This procedure takes about 20 minutes. After a vasectomy, a man can still ejaculate and experience orgasm
Effectiveness – 99%
Average cost – Covered by provincial health card
- No long term health risks after surgery.
- Covered by provincial health insurance.
- Less risk than female sterilization.
- No future worries about birth control.
- Not immediately effective.
- Most use another method of birth control until 3 negative sperm tests are done.
- Invasive procedure.
- Involves some post-op pain.
- Some men experience fear of post-op impotence.
- Permanent, irreversible.
- Does not protect against STD/HIV.