What is Vasectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Vasectomy is a surgical operation that makes a man permanently unable to get a woman pregnant. It involves cutting the 2 tubes called vas deferens so that sperm can no longer get into the semen.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 7 4
General health 2 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vasectomy

Side effect Patients
Pain in testes 1
Post vasectomy pain syndrome 1
Secondary hypogonadism 1

Duration

Stopped having Vasectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Vasectomy.