Vasectomy

Effectiveness: Nearly 100%

A permanent form of male birth control. A health care provider closes or blocks the spermatic ducts which prevents sperm from leaving the male’s body and cause pregnancy.

 

Availability: Through health care provider 
 

Cause of Failures: Rarely, the spermatic ducts grow back together again and allow sperm to flow out of the male again – risking pregnancy.
 

STI Prevention: None
 

Note: Not immediate. Sperm remains beyond the blocked tubes. Takes about 3 months. A semen analysis shows when there are no sperm in the ejaculate.
 

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