1. What is a vasectomy?

2. How is a vasectomy performed?

3. Are there risks, complications, or side effects?

4. Are there long-term side effects?

5. Are there alternative birth control methods?

6. What do I need to do before the procedure?

7. How long does the procedure take?

8. What about medication?

9. How will my activity level be restricted?

10. Will I be sterile as soon as the vasectomy is completed?

11. Any last words?

by Mike Grubbs, MD 1997