By Dr Martin Bigalki
If you are done with your family, a vasectomy is a relatively simple and convenient way to prevent further pregnancies. It is performed by a skilled urologist on a walk-in, walk-out basis at Somerset Surgery.
The procedure is done under local anaesthetic and is a permanent form of birth control. However, if you change your mind after the procedure, it can be reversed. If necessary, semen can be harvested and stored for in vitro fertilisation.
Recovery takes 1 to 3 days, depending on the individual. After 3 months you will have to go for a post-vasectomy follow-up.