Vasectomy is over 99% effective, so it and female sterilisation are the most reliable forms of contraception. After a vasectomy samples are required to ensure that the vasectomy has been successful.
During this period it is recommended that you use an alternative form of contraception such as condoms to prevent the risk of an unplanned pregnancy. Once your samples show no sperm, you can stop using alternative contraceptives.
Remember, a vasectomy offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections or HIV/AIDS.
Any Other Considerations?
- You will need to avoid contact sports and heavy physical exercise for at least four weeks after a vasectomy
- You will also need to avoid short haul flights for 48 hours and long haul flights for 7-10 days after a vasectomy