Side Effects, Known Health Benefits and Health Risks


Known Health Benefits

Known Health Risks

  • Helps protect against risk of pregnancy



Complications (see also Managing Any Problems)

Uncommon to rare:

  • Severe scrotal or testicular pain that lasts for months or years (see Question 2).

Uncommon to very rare:

  • Infection at the incision site or inside the incision (uncommon with conventional incision technique; very rare with no-scalpel technique; see Vasectomy Techniques).


  • Bleeding under the skin that may cause swelling or bruising (hematoma).