Pregnancy

Tubal Vasectomy

A tubal vasectomy is a permanent means of birth control for men. Many couples see it as a voluntary sterilization, undergone once a couple thinks that their family is complete and they want no further children.

This technique is also used to prevent the transfer of hereditary diseases from one generation to another or in case any further pregnancies can endanger the life of the mother.

Another form of permanent sterilization is tubal ligation. It is the process in which the fallopian tubes are either tied or cut to prevent the zygote from moving into the uterus. This prevents the installation and growth of the zygote from developing.

Vasectomy Vs Tubal Ligation:

The difference between vasectomy and tubal ligation are:

  • A vasectomy is a simple procedure that can be performed on a man in 30 minutes in the physician’s office. While tubal ligation is a complicated process that requires the female patient to be admitted to the hospital.
  • During a vasectomy, a small incision is made in the scrotum under local anesthesia;  in tubal ligation a major incision is made and is performed under general anesthesia.
  • A vasectomy is the process in which the tubes of vas deferens are cut, which disables them from carrying sperm. On the other hand, tubal ligation is the process in which the fallopian tubes are either tied or cut or clipped to prevent any further pregnancies.
  • A man who undergoes a  vasectomy recovers within a time span of 48 hours and after this he can return back to his normal schedule.  A  woman who undergoes a tubal ligation takes a longer time to recover – often15 days.  During this period she often has to refrain from lifting heavy weight, driving, or climbing stairs.
  • A vasectomy has limited complications, like swelling in the scrotum, infection, or bleeding that can be cured in few days on their own.  Conversely, tubal ligation can result in complications that can result in a significant loss of blood and other complications.

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