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What should I know about Vasectomy (the operation for the man)?

A vasectomy is a simple operation in which the tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles to the penis are cut. The man’s testicles are not cut. This operation can be done in any health center where there is a trained health worker. It takes only a few minutes to do.

The operation does not change a man’s ability to have sex or to feel sexual pleasure. He still ejaculates semen but there are no sperm in the semen. The tubes may still have sperm in them for as long as 12 weeks after the operation, so you need to use another method of family planning during that time.