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  • A vasectomy is an operation that prevents sperm travelling from the testicles to the penis.
  • It is done by cutting the tubes that allow sperm to leave the testicles.
  • This process is also known as sterilisation, or ‘the snip’.
  • Vasectomy is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • If you have a vasectomy, your sex drive, production of sex hormones and ability to reach orgasm will not be affected.
  • It takes around 3 months from the time of the procedure for a vasectomy to begin working. It is important to have a sperm test to check for this.

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Reviewed on: 30-03-2023