What if I miss a pill? Are there any no sex drive after tubal ligation effects or risks?
Vasectomy is a highly effective, safe and permanent form of male contraception with around 20,000 to 30,000 men undergoing vasectomy each year in Australia. The vasectomy procedure is a simple procedure which takes about 30 minutes either under local anaesthesia or under intravenous sedation where you will be in a light sleep for the duration of the procedure. A small hole is made in the skin at the top of the scrotum. The sperm are made in the testicle and, after a vasectomy, the sperm cannot enter the ejaculate fluid. The ejaculate fluid does not change in volume or consistency and therefore there is no change to sexual function after a vasectomy.
Many men say that their sex life is improved for both partners because the worry of contraception is removed and the woman has none of the common risks and side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. It is also a far safer and less expensive option than tubal ligation for women. The operation takes about 20-30 minutes to perform but you need to allow for at least 2 hours at the clinic. When the anaesthetic wears off there may be some pain and bruising in the groin or scrotum.
Tight fitting supportive underpants, cold packs and over the counter pain medication such as paracetamol and codeine, should relieve this discomfort. Serious side effects are very rare. Slight soreness, swelling and bruising is likely immediately after the operation and may last for a few days. Private Clinic makes this extremely unlikely. This is usually only a short term problem.
While it can be reversed, the procedure is expensive and not always successful. Therefore, a vasectomy should be considered to be permanent. Any man may have a vasectomy, irrespective of marital status and he may be childless. You do not require anyone else’s consent nor do you need referral from a doctor.