Vasectomy is considered one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy.
Only 15 to 20 of every 10,000 women experience pregnancy in the first year after their partner has undergone a vasectomy.
Meanwhile, 1,400 of every 10,000 women become pregnant every year while their partners are using condoms as the birth control method. Furthermore, 500 of every 10,000 women become pregnant annually while using contraceptive pills. This data goes to show that vasectomy is far more effective compared to other birth control methods.
While success rates are high for this procedure, it is important to emphasize that it is not effective immediately after the procedure.
It takes around three months or 15 to 20 ejaculations on average before the semen will be totally cleared out of sperm. Only 1 of every 5 men requires a longer amount of time before their semen becomes completely devoid of sperm.
After the procedure, a urologist must check the patient’s semen for sperm count at least once. Only when the sperm count has gone down to zero is vasectomy deemed effective, but until then, it is highly recommended to use other birth control methods.