Vasectomy: Vasectomy is an elective surgical procedure performed on men for permanent contraception. In the procedure, the tubes that transport sperm from the testicles are severed, preventing the gametes from mixing with semen produced in the prostate gland in preparation for ejaculation. Vasectomy does not otherwise interfere with sexual function.
Birth Control Permanent Methods Permanent methods of birth control include tubal ligation or implants for women and vasectomy for men. Pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure information should be reviewed with your physician to discuss effectiveness of the procedure, recovery time, and any other necessary concerns in regard to the procedure.