Considering A Vasectomy? 3 Myths, Debunked

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Whether you have no desire to father a child or you just do not want any more children in the future, a vasectomy can be a great option to consider. Recent reports have shown an estimated 50 million men across the world have had a vasectomy, making it a common form of sterilization. Even though it is common, most people do not fully understand the procedure. This guide will help you learn the truth about a few common vasectomy myths.

Vasectomies are Painful

One common myth you may believe is that a vasectomy is painful. As a matter of fact, believing that it is painful is why many men decide not to undergo the procedure. In reality, a vasectomy is much easier, and a great deal less invasive, than a woman's sterilization, which is called a tubal ligation.

A small needle is used to administer the anesthesia, which numbs the testicles before the actual vasectomy is conducted. The needle used to numb the area is usually the most uncomfortable part for patients. Once numb, you will not experience any pain or discomfort. The procedure only takes a few minutes.

After the vasectomy, you may feel some swelling and soreness for a few hours. However, an icepack and over-the-counter pain relievers are usually sufficient for finding relief.

Sex Is Not Pleasant After a Vasectomy

Another common myth people believe is that they cannot enjoy sex after a vasectomy. You may think you cannot achieve or maintain an erection or you will not be able to have an orgasm, but these are all myths, since you will still be able to enjoy your sexual experiences.

Because there is less fear and anxiety about conceiving, many men are able to enjoy sexual intercourse even more after their vasectomy.

Vasectomies Lower Testosterone Levels

Finally, many men feel they will have less testosterone after a vasectomy. This belief can cause them to feel less like a man. In reality, a vasectomy does not have anything to do with a person's manhood.

It is true that the testicles produce testosterone and sperm. However, testosterone is transported through the bloodstream – not the vas deferens where the sperm is transmitted through. After a vasectomy, the sperm will not be able to move through the vas deferens, but the testosterone will still move through the bloodstream without any changes.

If you are considering a vasectomy, proper understanding is essential. This guide will help you learn the truth about a few common myths, which will help you and your doctor decide if the procedure is right for you.


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