What is a Vasectomy?
A Vasectomy (commonly known as “the snip”) is a surgical procedure which leads to male sterilisation. It is viewed as a permanent form of contraception. During the procedure, the vas deferens (the tubes which carry sperm from the testicles to the penis) are cut, which prevents sperm from entering the urethra during sex. It is quoted as being 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, though it can take about 3 months to work fully, and a semen analysis is required to ensure it has been successful.