Vasectomy is a method of male sterilisation. The operation stops the male sperm from entering the ejaculate, thereby preventing fertilisation during intercourse. The procedure is considered permanent as reversal is a difficult procedure that is usually not available on the NHS. It is highly effective, with a success rate of more than 99%. Importantly, the procedure does not affect your sex drive, ability to ejaculate or maintain an erection; it simply stops your ejaculate from containing sperm. If you are considering a method of permanent sterilisation, consult an urologist who can discuss the procedure in more detail.
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