Research into new forms of non-hormonal contraception for men is focusing on the vans deferens, which is the tube cut during a vasectomy to prevent the passing of sperm from the testes to the penis.
How well a vasectomy reversal works depends on how long it has been since the vasectomy, how skilled the surgeon is, and whether the man has any other medical problems or fertility issues.
A vasectomy can be a very effective form of permanent birth control, but it is important for men who are considering this procedure to be aware of potential vasectomy side effects.
Undergoing a vasectomy does not interfere with a man's ability to achieve or maintain an erection and the procedure does not cause any loss of sensation or result in fewer orgasms.
While a man who has had a vasectomy has a very small chance of making a woman pregnant, his risk of contracting or spreading sexually transmitted diseases remains unchanged.
Most insurance programs include coverage for a vasectomy, although you will want to contact your health insurance provider to make sure the procedure will be covered.
For example, some researchers have suggested that sexual difficulties following a vasectomy are more likely if a man feels he was pressured into having the surgery.
If you're certain you don't want children, permanent birth control methods such as vasectomy and tubal ligation (having your tubes tied) are also one-time expenses.
The two most effective non-hormonal birth control options include permanent sterilization, also known as a vasectomy for men or a tubal ligation for women.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the vasa deferentia of a man are severed and sealed in a manner to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate.