Myths and Facts About Vasectomy- The Truth the Shadows of Lies

Your family is complete, and you no longer want any more kids, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your happy sex life on halt. Of course, there are several birth control methods out there, but out of all, how many are even safe or reliable? That’s the reason many couples choose to go with Vasectomy as a safe, permanent, and side-effect-free method.

However, as Dr. Gautam Banga, the famous Urologist at UPS clinic, explains, “despite the benefits, there are some myths about the Vasectomy that holds back men to take advantage of this quick, nearly painless safe and effective birth-control method.”  He further explained in reality, “the procedure is so simple that it can simply take place in your urologist’s office.”

As a piece of advice is not enough to convince you, we have come with this blog post to debunk the myths about Vasectomy. However, right before we jump to that, let’s learn about the Vasectomy in detail.

What is a vasectomy?

Vasectomy is one of the male birth control methods, where the specialist cuts the supply of sperm to your semen. It is done by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry and supply sperm. Hence, the chances of getting your partner pregnant are nil. One of the main advantages of Vasectomy is that it has a low risk of problems and can be easily performed under local anesthesia.

Although your decision is firm, you need to be certain that you don’t want to father any children in the future. Now, let’s move to the myths that surround this birth control method.

Myth 1: Vasectomy will kill your sex life

One of the biggest and most common myths about Vasectomy is it kills your sex life. Well, it is a complete lie; the only thing Vasectomy does prevent your body from releasing sperm in semen. Testosterone, the hormone that is responsible for your sex drive, is not affected by the Vasectomy. In short, Vasectomy will not affect your sexual desire, drive, your ability to achieve firm erection or ejaculation. Everything remained unchanged, so you can return to your post Vasectomy life without any hesitation.

Myth 2: It can lead to erectile dysfunction

As mentioned earlier, during the Vasectomy, the tubes that carry sperms to the semen are cut and sealed to eliminate the supply. However, it doesn’t affect the blood supplies or nerves that are responsible for erectile mechanisms, so it is the complete myth that Vasectomy can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Myth 3: Your sperms will build up in your body

Yes, it is true that Vasectomy cuts down the supply of sperm, but that doesn’t mean that it will build up in your body. Sperm that doesn’t become a part of the seminal fluid doesn’t float around your body forever. Even after Vasectomy, your body continues to produce sperm. Now sperms that are not released are eventually absorbed, which happens even without the Vasectomy. Hence, your sperm won’t build up.

Myth 4: Vasectomy is a costly procedure

Nowadays, most health insurance covers vasectomies; you can consult with your insurance agents to verify if they cover the same. Moreover, without the insurance, the Vasectomy will cost you between 45,000 to 55,000 rupees, which is way less than what you have to pay on different forms of birth control and for sure cheaper than another child.

Myth 5: It increases the risk of prostate cancer

Until now, there are no studies that have proven the direct link between Vasectomy and prostate cancer. A few studies that point out the unstable relationship between the Vasectomy and prostate are unable to prove that Vasectomy causes prostate cancer.

Myth 6: The Vasectomy is permanent

Before proceeding with the Vasectomy, you need to be sure that you don’t want any children in the future. Still, Vasectomies can be reversed, but the Vasectomy reversal is quite an expensive procedure. Plus, as it is a micro-surgery, it also depends on the expertise of the urologist who is taking the case. Men who have Vasectomy reversal are able to father the children, but the reversal is not always successful.

Myth 7: A Vasectomy doesn’t prevent pregnancies

The last but not the least myth about Vasectomy is it doesn’t prevent pregnancies. Well, as Dr. Banga explains – Vasectomies are 99.85% effective. You need to understand that before the Vasectomy procedures, you have sperm in your system that doesn’t magically go away during the procedure. It takes around 20 ejaculations over several weeks to get rid of the sperm in the system after the Vasectomy.

Once done, the urologist will test your semen to ensure there isn’t any sperm in it; until then, you should use the backup method of birth control. The only reason why Vasectomy appears to fail is because of patients who have unprotected sex before their urologists confirm the semen is sperm-free.

The truth about Vasectomy

As you have read all the way here, Vasectomy is the safest, most reliable, and easiest form of permanent birth control solution for men. Now when you have finally debunked these myths, are you ready to go ahead with the procedure? In case if you have more questions or doubts, then feel free to reach out to our professionals at

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Dr Gautam Banga

MBBS,MS,M.Ch (Urology)
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
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