To prevent unplanned pregnancy, people use different methods of contraception or birth control. One of these methods is vasectomy.
An option for vasectomy is the use of condoms. For women, birth control pills or use of contraceptive injections and implants are possible alternatives.
The doctor will give you advice on how to prepare for the operation in detail. If you are scheduled to have your vasectomy under general anaesthetic, you must not eat, drink, nor smoke for 6-8 hours before the procedure.
You may feel sore for a few days. It is advised that you should rest for at least a day. Complete recovery is expected in less than a week. After surgery, you may experience post-operative side-effects such as:
The procedure is safe and complications are uncommon, but if you experience any of the following: swelling, bruising, inflammation, and/or infections, it is best to inform your doctor.