Instructions for a No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure

This information is provided by MetroWest Urology to help you prepare for your Vasectomy.

Before your procedure

The day of your procedure

After your procedure

You are still fertile immediately after your vasectomy. Your vasectomy is not considered effective until we have confirmed there are no sperm present in your semen. Do not have unprotected sex until we have told you it is safe to do so. It typically takes 8 to 10 weeks for a vasectomy to become effective, but the actual length of time is dependent on the patient. You must continue to use another method of birth control until we have informed you that your vasectomy is effective.

8 to 10 weeks after your procedure

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