Population Reports Quick Guide to Vasectomy Counseling -- Vasectomy is quick and easy!

Having a vasectomy is quick and easy. The steps are as follows: Registering at the clinic; Meeting with a counselor to learn more about vasectomy and other family planning methods and to make sure vasectomy is the right choice; An injection of medicine that prevents pain but does not cause sleep; A small opening is made in the scrotum, and the tubes inside are blocked; Leaving the clinic, usually in less than an hour. The tubes inside the scrotum are cut and blocked in a vasectomy. Sperm cannot travel from the testicles, where they are made into the ejaculate, which is made in the seminal vesicle and the prostate.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Center for Communication Programs,Population Information Program