A vasectomy is a procedure we can do on men that is a simple office procedure in order to sterilize them. It’s a procedure, in which we make a small opening in the scrotum, and we find the tube that carries the sperm on either side away from the testicle. We remove a piece of it in order to prevent transit of sperm out of the testicle.
Most men get a vasectomy because they have no intention of having children in the future. A lot of couples will elect to have the male go through a vasectomy because it’s a much less invasive procedure than the kind of procedures that a woman would have to endure in order to be sterilized.
After a vasectomy we typically advise people to not do any heavy activity for about three days or 72 hours. Sometimes individuals like to take a whole week before they feel fully recovered. Rarely do we encounter individuals who take longer than a week to recover from a vasectomy.
That’s a common question that we do get. We do still expect men to have erections, to have orgasms, and to have ejaculations. They’re simply shooting blanks.