Vasectomy: Procedure, Risks and Reversal

Vasectomy is a form of birth control for men. This minimally invasive surgery prevents sperm from entering the scrotum and then being released during ejaculation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (opens in new tab) (CDC), a vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure to cut or seal the vas deferens—the tube that connects the testicles to the penis. Because sperm are produced in the testicles, they can no longer be transferred to semen and therefore cannot cause pregnancy.

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