How effective is a vasectomy as birth control?

Very effective. Vasectomies should be more than 99% effective in providing birth control. Patients should be encouraged and instructed to check post vasectomy semen analyses to ensure success of procedure.
Up to 99.85%... Its effectiveness for birth control is up to 99.85 % although post-vasectomy re-canalization rate up to 1-5%.
Effective . If successful, a vasectomy will prevent delivery of sperm through the ejaculate so that ability to inseminate an egg is very unlikely. This procedure is 99.9 % effective. You should have no noticeable changes in sensation or ejaculation.

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Is the vasectomy effective birth control right away?

No. There is a delay until vasectomy can be relied upon. Your partner will need to have a follow up semen analysis to confirm the absence of sperm. Read more...
Not for some weeks. Vasectomy prevents sperm from going into semen, and should include: the surgery, using other birth control or condoms to collect the next 20 ejaculations (for 6 weeks), and then giving a semen sample at the urologist's office to be sure no more sperm is in the semen. After all three of these things are done, a vasectomy is effective (extremely low failure rate of approx.1 in several thousand men). Read more...
Up to 99.85%... Vasectomy will not provide an instant contraception so post-vasectomy precaution against pregnancy has to continue until post-vasectomy semen exam shows no sperm. Besides, recanalization may occure. Note: its effectiveness for birth control is up to 99.85 % although post-vasectomy re-canalization rate up to 1-5%. Read more...

What should I expect after a vasectomy? For example change in sensation, and how effective is it for birth control?

Effective . If successful, a vasectomy will prevent delivery of sperm through the ejaculate so that ability to inseminate an egg is very unlikely. This procedure is 99.9 % effective. You should have no noticeable changes in sensation or ejaculation. Read more...

Is a vasectomy an effective form of birth control? What is the success rate for preventing pregnancy?

Yes. Vasectomy is definitely an effective method of birth control. There are less complications then when a female gets her tubes tied since this is an outpatient procedure. Done correctly and with a test of cure it is close to 100% effective. But you have to be certain you and your wife are done conceiving because it's quite a procedure to reverse it. Read more...

Does a vasectomy solve any other issues other than birth control alone?

Other than future . Financial costs of raising a child and the stress that can entail, i don't think it solves any other problems. Read more...
No. It is only a method to provide for birth control which is to be considered permanent. Reversal is difficult and not always successful. Read more...
Would you be... The sole goal of vasectomy is permanent contraception although its reversal is possible but costly and usually with no insurance coverage. A few remote post-vasectomy concerns such as worry about heart disease but never conclusively proved. Note: delayed lingering pain after vasectomy may bother few men. Read more...

What are the chances of pregnancy occurring after successful vasectomy and while on birth control pills?

Very low. It is very low if both of these measures have been used but, of course, there's no absolute. If you are both monogamous and don't want kids, just monitor for the low chance of pregnancy. Read more...

What are the chances of my birth control pills and my partner's vasectomy failing at the same time to result in pregnancy?

About 0. The chances of two excellent contraceptive methods failing at the same time are about zero, mathematically rounded off, of course. No worries. It is very, very rare for a guy with a successful vasectomy (got his semen checked some weeks after the surgery) to be able to start a pregnancy. Read more...