THE VASECTOMY PROCEDURE

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure for men who have decided not to have more, or any, children. Vasectomy is the only permanent method of contraception for men and has a failure rate significantly lower than 0.1%. Vasectomy procedures are one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in Australia, with over 23,000 men getting one each year.

The vasectomy procedure involves separating the tubes that move sperm from the testicles to the penis. After the procedure, ejaculation will contain no sperm. Sperm is the component that leads to pregnancy, and after a vasectomy it will be reabsorbed into your body through your tissue instead of being integrated into your semen.