What are disadvantages of vasectomy for contraception?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Frances E Casey, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Patients may regret their decision after the procedure. Alternative contraception is required until the ejaculate is deemed free of sperm. Vasectomy does not prevent STDs. Short-term discomfort occurs.


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