Vasectomy is a safe, effective birth control choice for men who are certain they don't want to father a child in the future.
A vasectomy is a form of male birth control preventing the supply of sperm to your semen. It's done by cutting and sealing the tubes carrying sperm. Vasectomy has a low risk of problems and usually can be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia.
Before getting a vasectomy, you need to be certain you don't want to father a child in the future. Although vasectomy reversals are possible, vasectomy should be considered a permanent form of male birth control.
Vasectomy offers no protection from sexually transmitted infections. A condom still is necessary to prevent sexually transmitted infections.