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Vasectomy is a type of surgery that prevents a man from being able to get a woman pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control.
Vasectomy works by blocking the tube through which sperm pass. The surgery usually takes no more than 30 minutes. Almost all men go home the same day. In most cases, recovery takes less than a week.
Vasectomy can sometimes be reversed, but not always. Having a vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV/AIDS. Men who have had vasectomy should still practice safe sex to avoid STDs.
NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
|Definition (NCI)||Surgical removal of part or all of the vas deferens.|
|Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS)||An operation to cut or tie off the two tubes that carry sperm out of the testicles.|
|Definition (MSH)||Surgical removal of the ductus deferens, or a portion of it. It is done in association with prostatectomy, or to induce infertility. (Dorland, 28th ed)|
|Concepts||Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)|
|SnomedCT||146780001, 150439008, 24534005, 169547002, 150440005, 265909007, 22523008|
|English||Vasectomies, Vasectomy, Male surgical sterilisation, Male surgical sterilization, vasectomy (treatment), vasectomy, Vasectomy NOS, vasectomies, vasectomy procedure, Male surgical sterilisation procedure (procedure), Vasectomy-sterilise op., Contraceptive method vasectomy, Male surgical sterilisation procedure, Male surgical sterilization procedure, Vasectomy for contraception, Vasectomy (procedure), Vasectomy, NOS|
|Dutch||vasectomie NAO, vasectomie, Vasectomie|
|French||Vasectomie SAI, Vasectomie|
|German||Vasektomie NNB, Vasektomie, Vasoresektion|
|Italian||Vasectomia NAS, Vasectomia|
|Portuguese||Vasectomia NE, Vasectomia|
|Spanish||Vasectomía NEOM, deferentectomía, vasectomía (procedimiento), vasectomía, Vasectomía|
|Japanese||精管切除ＮＯＳ, ｾｲｶﾝｾﾂｼﾞｮNOS, ｾｲｶﾝｾﾂｼﾞｮ, 精管切除, 精管切除術|
|Czech||vasektomie, Vazektomie NOS, Vazektomie|
|Polish||Wazektomia, Wasektomia, Wycięcie nasieniowodu|
|Hungarian||Vasectomia, Vasectomia k.m.n.|