Thinking about having a vasectomy? For men, a vasectomy is one of the most effective forms of birth control. Vasectomies are almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, making them one of the most effective options available for male sterilisation.

Having a vasectomy reduces your ability to get your partner pregnant. The procedure does this by severing the vas deferens, or the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles into the semen in the prostate. After a vasectomy, your semen will no longer contain sperm cells that can fertilise your partner’s egg.

If you are considering having a vasectomy you should know that it is a simple, outpatient procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic. During the procedure, a scalpel is used to make a small incision in the scrotum and the surgeon will then be able to reach the vas deferens. The vas deferens are then cut, blocked or sealed off.

After the procedure, the consultant will apply ice packs to the area to reduce swelling and discomfort. It is important to note that a vasectomy does not affect a man’s sex drive or ability to have sexual activity. A vasectomy procedure usually takes about 10-15 minutes in total.

The decision to have a vasectomy is not one that should be taken lightly. You and your partner should take time to really think about whether it is the right choice for you.

A vasectomy may be right for you if:

  • Your partner should not get pregnant for the sake of her own health
  • You are certain that you desire no more or any children
  • You and/or your partner are carriers for genetic disorders that you do not want your children to have

A vasectomy may not be right for you if:

  • You are interested in temporary birth control
  • You and/or your partner are still unsure about whether you should have children

Benefits of having a vasectomy

1. Low Risk: Vasectomies are a safe and low-risk procedure. The risk of complications is very low, and the procedure is generally well-tolerated.

2. Permanent Birth Control: A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control. This makes it a great option for men who are sure they do not want to have any more children.

3. Quick Recovery: The procedure itself is relatively quick, and the recovery time is usually short. Most men can return to their normal activities within a few days.

4. Cost-Effective: Vasectomies are a cost-effective form of birth control.

5. No Hormones: Unlike other forms of birth control, a vasectomy does not involve taking hormones. This makes it a great option for men who do not want to take hormones or who cannot take hormones due to medical reasons.

6. No Side Effects: Unlike other forms of birth control, a vasectomy does not have any side effects. This makes it a great option for men who want to avoid the side effects associated with other forms of birth control.

7. High Success Rate: Vasectomies are highly effective, with a success rate of over 99%. This makes it a great option for men who want to be sure they are protected against unwanted pregnancies.

If you would like to speak to our team about having a vasectomy, please call us on 0161 327 1269 or email us at