What is a Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is the name given to the operation which makes men infertile by blocking the sperm movement from the testes. The procedure prevents the passage of sperm by cutting the sperm tubes and blocking their ends. It is the most efficient form of contraception currently available.
The production of the male hormone (testosterone) by the testes is completely unaffected. Your ejaculation after a vasectomy will be free of sperm although the semen volume will remain unchanged.
The No-Scalpel Vasectomy
With this new approach, there is no knife, no cutting incision, no stitches, and no needles. Men who have undergone No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) express amazement at the minimal physical discomfort they experienced both during the procedure and during recovery.
Men who were previously not considering vasectomy because they feared the scalpel can now feel comfortable, relaxed and confident with this simple procedure.
The No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a simple and gentle procedure that has significant advantages over conventional vasectomy. It is comparatively faster, has a shorter recovery time, is safer and is virtually pain-free.
The No-Needle Vasectomy
If you dislike needles, a no-needle vasectomy can be arranged.
A MadaJet® is a spray applicator which delivers a fine stream of liquid anesthetic at a pressure great enough to penetrate the skin to a depth of about 5 mm, deep enough to envelop the vas tube held snugly beneath the skin. Each vas is positioned in turn beneath the very middle of the front scrotal wall and given two or three squirts.
Comparison with the conventional vasectomy procedure
With a conventional vasectomy procedure, a doctor would make two incisions, one on each side of the scrotum, perform the procedure, and then stitch up the incisions. The stitches would then have to be removed about a week later.
The no-scalpel vasectomy has several advantages over conventional vasectomy. The procedure lasts 10 minutes and has ten times fewer risks of infection and bleeding.
Compared to the conventional vasectomy method, the No-Scalpel approach results in:
- Less discomfort after the procedure
- Fewer complications
- Lower risk of infection and / or bleeding
- No stiches required
“Compared with the traditional incisional method, No-Scalpel Vasectomy results in less bleeding, haematoma, and pain during or after the procedure. In addition, it takes less operation time thus vasectomized men are able to resume sexual activity more quickly. The No-Scalpel technique is currently used in more than 40 countries.”
— World Health Organization
Other Contraceptive Methods
“If the female sterilization is more frequent than the male sterilization, the vasectomy is an act less dangerous, simpler and probably more effective.”
— World Health Organization
% of women getting pregnant within the first year of use.
Tubal ligation carries 20% more risks of complications than a No-Scalpel Vasectomy.
Oral contraceptives are contraindicated if over 35 years of age and a smoker. This method puts women at a much higher risk of having complications such as blood clots and death