What is a Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for permanent male contraception. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis, are cut, tied or blocked to prevent the sperm from reaching the semen. Vasectomy is a highly effective method of birth control, with a success rate of more than 99%. Vasectomy is usually done as an outpatient procedure and has a low risk of complications.