Antisperm antibodies are designed to inhibit sperms from doing what they are meant to do. This is often the case whenever your immune system identifies your sperm as a potential threat. It then works to eliminate the sperm and destroy it (1). These antibodies are quite rare, but they make it impossible for a couple [...]
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Every year, half a million men in the United States get a vasectomy (1). This number is expected to increase as the stigma surrounding the procedure fades. Understandably, most men focus on the physical effects of getting a vasectomy; ‘ how painful is a vasectomy?’ ‘ How long is the post-recovery period?’ ‘will getting a [...]
The purpose of a vasectomy is to serve as a permanent method of family planning by men. But due to life issues, a man may have a change of heart and opt for a reversal. The first recorded reversal procedure was in 1938 (1). After four years of a vasectomy, a man had become depressed, [...]
All surgeries, invasive or non-invasive, carry certain risks. Vasectomies also have some risks, some of which can be prevented by preparing for the procedure and how well you take care of yourself during recovery. These Are the Vasectomy Guidelines Before and After the Surgery The Week Before the Surgery: Talk to your doctor about the [...]
Over 500,000 men in the United States are opting for vasectomies annually (1). Out of this number, some 2-6% change their minds for many reasons. Natural causes like unhealthy sperm are a cause of failed procedures. Others like scar tissue and blockages are due to tissue reaction to vasectomy or vasovasostomy procedures. One of the [...]
Vasectomy to most is a simple procedure that can be performed by any qualified urologist. That makes most men not consider much about the doctor performing the surgery, whether it's the conventional vasectomy or the no-scalpel vasectomy. Among the first things you should consider is the doctor. All urologists should observe very high standards prescribed [...]
A vasectomy only eliminates the possibility of the sperm passing through with the ejaculate fluid. The absence of sperm in the semen is not seen by merely looking at it. You or your partner cannot tell the difference. After a vasectomy procedure, your testicles can still produce sperm. The body though absorbs it instead of [...]
When you decide to undergo a vasectomy, it mostly implies a well-thought-out plan for the future that does not include any more biological children. But as with many things in life, that too can have an unpredictable outcome. You or your partner might have had a change of heart, resulting in the need for a [...]
A vasectomy is a form of birth control that cuts the passage of the sperm to travel from the testes to the penis. It makes a man sterile and unable to impregnate. The procedure is safe and common but can also result in some complications. Although most are rare, it is vital to be aware [...]
For many men, having a surgical procedure on the genitals is not something to look forward to unless it can enhance their sexual performance. Apart from the fact that it is minor and less invasive, it also tops the most effective family planning method. It is also a long-term method and perfect for people who [...]