Considered a form of male birth control, vasectomy eliminates the supply of sperm to a man’s semen, by sealing the tubes (called vas deferens) from the testicles to the penis. Once the patient has fully recovered, the semen has zero sperm count and, therefore, no chance of fertilizing an egg.
The surgery has a low risk of complications, although there are numerous considerations involved. Since this is an elective surgery, it is crucial that the patient be certain that he does not want to father children in the future. While reversal surgery may be attempted, it is not 100% successful, and it is best if the patient takes time for careful consideration before initiating vasectomy.
While vasectomy is a nearly one hundred percent effective birth control method, it does not offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases. Vasectomies are generally performed under local anesthetic in a doctor’s office or clinic. Learn more about The Jackson Clinic Vasectomy procedure.
The Jackson Clinic Urologists offer services to patients all over West Tennessee and throughout the Mid-South including Paducah, Jonesboro, Memphis and Tupelo. Urology services are offered at the West Forest location.