A vasectomy is a male birth control method that works by preventing sperm from being released into the semen during ejaculation. It is done through a minor surgical procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm are cut and sealed.
While some forms of vasectomy involve making a small surgical cut in the upper part of a patient’s scrotum, he may choose to get a no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV), which is performed with no surgical cut. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and can be performed in a clinic or other outpatient settings.
Before undergoing a vasectomy, the person has to be certain to not want to father a child in the future as this procedure is considered a permanent form of male birth control.