There is no cutting involved. The doctor numbs the area, makes a tiny puncture in the scrotum (sac), and places a clip on the tubes that carry sperm to prevent them from being released. The procedure takes about 10 minutes. No stitches are needed and recovery is quick. Soreness is normal for a day or two, and you should avoid strenuous work or exercise for a week.
Vasectomy is not immediately effective. You must use another form of birth control until a simple test — semen analysis — shows there are no sperm in your semen. We recommend that the follow-up semen analysis be done 12 weeks after the vasectomy.
There will be no physical change in your sex life. Your appearance, erection, orgasm, ejaculation, hormones, and sexual functions will all remain the same. For most men, sexual activity can begin again within a week.
The color and amount of semen will look exactly the same too. Birth control must be used for at least 3 months after the procedure.
Keep in mind that vasectomy offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections.