What are the disadvantages of a vasectomy?

The disadvantages of a vasectomy are:

+ You need to use contraception after the operation until tests show your semen is free of sperm.
+  If your semen contains sperm, you could make your partner pregnant.
+  As any surgery, complications can occur –risks are rare, but can include long-term testicle pain, haematoma, infection, bleeding, bruising, or swelling after the procedure.
+ Vasectomy doesn’t prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STDs).
+ Vasectomy is not immediately effective as it may take 2-3 months to get tubes clear from sperm.
+ You need to keep using contraception for 2-3 months after surgery.
+ Vas deferens tubes could reconnect, but this is very rare. 

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