Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > Contraception for men Contraception for men All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception Male vasectomy The principle of a vasectomy is to prevent the sperm from entering the fluid which is ejaculated during orgasm. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave No need to feel cut up If you’re a bloke and you’ve ever suffered a glancing blow to the trouser furniture while playing sport, you’ve experienced more pain than you will from a vasectomy. Beyond condoms and the snip For now, men who want to do their part for birth control have meagre choices: A vasectomy - meant to be permanent - and condoms. Condom is still tops: research Condoms remain the best solution to reducing risks of acquiring sexually transmitted infections or transmitting these infections, says researchers. Shortcut to the future A vasectomy is the most grown-up thing a man can do. Here’s the honest account on the pros and cons of the “snip”, as experienced and written by a medical journalist. Bloodless ‘snip’ could soon be in the bag “Yes, I agree that contraception is as much a man’s responsibility as a woman’s, and I’ve considered having a vasectomy, but I’m terrified..." Harry, did you remember to take the pill? Two thirds of men would be prepared to take an oral contraceptive and 36 percent would be prepared to have contraceptive injections, a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation has found. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.