Different modes of contraception allow people to plan how big a family they want to have. It also enables people to space their pregnancies accordingly so they don’t get overwhelmed with the financial, physical, mental, and emotional responsibility of childcare, not to mention their other obligations. More than that, it reduces the rate of unwanted pregnancies, which in turn lessens the risk to the mother’s health and pregnancy-related deaths. It also diminishes the need for unsafe abortions as well as HIV transmission from mother to newborn.
Before discussing vasectomy and vasectomy side effects, the following is a refresher on sperm formation and ejaculation.
How is sperm formed and released?
Sperm, which fertilizes the egg, and other male sex hormones are formed in the testicles. Sperm leave testes via a tube called the epididymis, where they are stored. Another tube, the vas deferens, links the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct, which runs from the lower part of scrotum to the inguinal canal or the groin area. The vas deferens joins with the seminal vesicle, forming the ejaculatory duct. In ejaculation, seminal fluid mixes with sperm, forming semen.