Are you done with having children? Maybe you don’t plan on having any in the first place. Whatever your reasoning might be, if you’re looking to prevent future conceptions, then a vasectomy is one of the best ways to go about it.
Vasectomies are a highly effective, affordable, and low risk. This simple process involves surgically cutting or block the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra. While that might sound unpleasant, it’s practically pain-free.
Despite the clear advantages, some men are hesitant to get a vasectomy. Occasionally, this may be because they’re worried they’ll change their mind and want to have more kids. Other times, however, it’s because they think it will somehow change them or affect their life moving forward.
If that’s you, you have nothing to worry about. Outside of the inability to have children, the long-term effects of vasectomies are non-existent. As with any surgery, there is a recovery time. This is surprisingly minimal.
Recovering After a Vasectomy
The incisions made for a vasectomy are very small. Depending on the type of vasectomy performed, there may or may not be stiches. Either way, most men will continue day-to-day life in 2-3 days afterwards, though you might want to wait a week before doing strenuous activity.
It can take up to two weeks before you resume normal sexual activity. Once you’re healed, however, you’ll be just as you were before. Sex-drive and performance are unaffected by vasectomies. Ejaculation remains the same (except there is no longer sperm in your semen).
It is important to know that it may take a while for any remaining sperm to fully exit your system. Because of this, you will want to continue to use contraception for three months following your operation. We recommend having your sperm count checked before having unprotected sex. This is a process that can be done at home and dropped off at a lab for testing.
Once you’ve been cleared, vasectomies are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
There’s no need to worry about how vasectomies might change you. They don’t change your performance, your drive, your voice, or anything else. In most cases, a vasectomy is the best way to prevent future conceptions.
For a vasectomy doctor in the Dayton, Ohio area, contact Urology Specialists of Ohio today.