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How is a vasectomy done?

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The surgeon makes a small cut in the upper part of the scrotum, under the penis, and then cuts, ties, or blocks the vas deferens. You’ll get your surgical cuts stitched up and go home right away.

Some men get a "no-scalpel" vasectomy, which uses very small holes instead of cuts and doesn’t require stitches.

From: Vasectomy: What You Should Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 21, 2017

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SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 21, 2017

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