VASECTOMY LÀ GÌ

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Some men may shudder at the thought of “the snip”. But vasectomies are a safe and effective sầu size of contraception for men who have completed their family, or don’t wish to have children.

Medicare data shows more than 25,000 Australian men have had a vasectomy in the last financial year. The relatively simple surgical procedure involves disrupting the sperm-carrying tubes in the scrotum khổng lồ prevent sperm from getting into lớn the seminal fluid when a man ejaculates.

Typically, sperm only Cosplay around 2-5% of total ejaculate volume. That means following a successful vasectomy, at least 95% of the kết thúc sản phẩm will still remain, while eliminating the risk of pregnancy.

The procedure

Generally, vasectomies are carried out under local anaesthetic. The surgery can usually be completed within 15-30 minutes.

In the “no-scalpel” method, a single puncture is made through the scrotum using specialised equipment. The tubes can then be accessed without having to lớn make an incision. This method is considered best practice as it is minimally invasive, does not require stitches và results in very little scarring.

There is also the more traditional incision method where a scalpel is used to lớn make one or two small access points through which the doctor performs the procedure.

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For anyone worried about the function of the penis after the procedure, the penis actually has very little khổng lồ vì chưng with a vasectomy. An incision, or a puncture, is made inkhổng lồ the scrotum, and the focus of the procedure is the small internal tubes which connect the testes lớn the penis, called the vas deferens. The vas deferens carry sperm from the testicles khổng lồ the prostate where it’s mixed with semen for ejaculation.


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This process of a vasectomy involves severing the vas deferens. From shutterstochồng

In most procedures, around 1-2cms of the vas deferens will be removed to minimise the chance of the tubes rejoining later on.

Some of the highest success rates involve sầu an “open ended” technique (successful at least 99.5% of the time). This is where the upper portion of the tube is either cauterised or ligated while the over closer khổng lồ the testes remains open. This has a lower risk of complications than other methods & appears to lớn be a popular choice aước ao Australian doctors.

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How successful are vasectomies?

Generally vasectomies are very effective sầu, with success rates well above sầu 99% & with minimal long-term complications.

Potential complications immediately after surgery include infection & haematoma (internal bleeding), but the risks of such complications are small (1-2%). The risk is even less when the “no-scalpel” method is used.


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After a vasectomy, the chance of a couple becoming pregnant again is well under 1%. From shutterstock

The most common long-term complication of a vasectomy is pain in the scrotum, yet this only affects about 2% of men. It is believed the “open-ended” method minimises the chance of this happening.

Importantly, vasectomies are only fully effective after around three months as it takes time for sperm khổng lồ clear completely from the vas deferens. So it’s sensible to continue to lớn use an alternative size of contraception immediately following the procedure, until given the all-clear by a doctor.

Reversals

Someone who has had a vasectomy may wish lớn have sầu the procedure reversed, for a variety of reasons.

Not every service that offers a vasectomy will offer a vasectomy reversal, called a vasovasostomy. But it can be done. The procedure essentially involves reconnecting the previously disconnected vas deferens.

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Of vasectomised men, around 3-6% opt to lớn have a vasectomy reversal, after which successful pregnancy may be achieved in up to lớn 80% of cases.

It’s also important to note that the longer the duration since the vasectomy, the lower the odds of a successful reversal và future pregnancy.

In some cases, if a couple want more children following a vasectomy, a more realistic và time-efficient option may be IVF. Sperm can still be extracted directly from the testes of a man who has had a vasectomy.