The minor surgery that blocks the sperm to reach the semen excreted or ejaculated from the penis is called vasectomy. The semen will still be there but the sperm is no longer present. After the procedure, the testes will still make sperm but already soaked up from the body. Because of the high birth rate, several men already choose to undergo a vasectomy as effective birth control.
The process is usually performed in the office or clinic of a urologist. Aside from that, it can also be done in a hospital or center. It is advisable that the patient is sedated or asleep during the process.
In the surgery room, the scrotal part will be shaved and washed using an antiseptic solution. Local anesthesia will be injected in order for the area to be numb. Despite the numbness, the sense of touch, tension, and movement will still be felt.
A small risk of bleeding to the scrotum may occur right after the surgery. If the scrotum got bigger or has turned to be very painful, the urologist must be notified right away.