Vasectomy - Male Sterilisation

A Vasectomy, or Male Sterilisation is a small surgical procedure to cut or seal the tubes which carry a mans sperm to permanently prevent unwanted pregnancies.

This means that when a man ejaculates, the semen has no sperm in it and a woman's egg can't be fertilised.

A vasectomy is a quick and relatively painless surgical procedure. In most cases, you'll be able to return home the same day.
There are 2 types of Vasectomy, conventional (using a scalpel - surgical knife) and a no-scalpel Vasectomy.
It's possible to have a vasectomy reversed, but the procedure isn't always successful, if a reversal is carried out within 10 years of your vasectomy, the success rate is about 55%. This falls to 25% if your reversal is carried out more than 10 years after.

Even if a surgeon manages to join up the tubes again, pregnancy may still not be possible, so you should be very certain before going ahead with a vasectomy.
Please Note
Dr. Wagner does not provide this service. The information provided on this page is for education purposes.


  • A vasectomy is more than 99% effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy.
  • It doesn't affect your sexual drive or ability to enjoy sex. You will still have erections and ejaculate normally, the only difference is that your semen won't contain sperm.
  • It's considered permanent, so once you have a Vasectomy, you do not have to think about contraception again.


  • It provides no protection against STIs, so you may still need to use condoms
  • It cannot be easily reversed.
  • Your scrotum may become bruised, swollen or painful & some men report ongoing pain in their testicles.
As a fully qualified member of FMH, Gynäkologie Suisse, E.S.A.G. & ISCG
Dr Wagner is highly qualified and has many years of experience, allowing her to offer first-class advice and treatment of the highest standard in her boutique practice in the heart of Basel.

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