excision of the vas deferens, or of a portion of it: performed to effect sterility in men.
- post·vas·ec·to·my, adjective
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How to use vasectomy in a sentence
For example, some recent social media posts have encouraged men to get vasectomies by stressing that they are easily reversible.Vasectomies Are Going Viral After the Roe v. Wade Leak, But They Aren’t a Solution to Abortion Bans | Jamie Ducharme | May 23, 2022 | Time
While most health plans must cover female sterilization under the Affordable Care Act, the same isn’t true of vasectomies.Vasectomies Are Going Viral After the Roe v. Wade Leak, But They Aren’t a Solution to Abortion Bans | Jamie Ducharme | May 23, 2022 | Time
Vasectomies are surgical procedures that can be painful and difficult to reverse.Great Balls Of Fire: How Heating Up Testicles With Nanoparticles Might One Day Be A Form Of Male Birth Control | LGBTQ-Editor | January 10, 2022 | No Straight News
He mused aloud on Twitter about getting a vasectomy but stressed that he and his wife have made no decision.The Meteorologist’s Meltdown: Eric Holthaus on Deciding to Quit Flying | David Freedlander | October 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A few years into our marriage I had a vasectomy because my wife was having health issues related to birth control pills.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories | Harry Siegel | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“If you have had a vasectomy, Andrew, this whole cover-up is no good,” Young quoted him as saying.Edwards Staffer Andrew Young Offers Shocking Testimony About His Boss | Diane Dimond | April 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Oddly, part of their package for asylum included a letter from a Vancouver clinic stating that Harry had received a vasectomy.Mother of Los Angeles’ Alleged Arsonist Had a Wild Life | Christine Pelisek | January 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such sterilization of a woman is in contravention to the decretal of Gregory as given in the chapter on vasectomy.
It is much easier to restore function after vasectomy than after obliterating epididymitis.
vasectomy tends to check masturbation, and the minds of the masturbators frequently improve after the operation.
He said ten of this dozen had been confirmed masturbators, and all were cured by vasectomy.
If a man has been sterilized by vasectomy, restoration of function and removal of the sterility seems practically always possible.
British Dictionary definitions for vasectomy
surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, esp as a method of contraception
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Scientific definitions for vasectomy
Surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, resulting in sterility.
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Cultural definitions for vasectomy
A surgical procedure in which the ducts that carry sperm out of the testes are cut and tied off so that no sperm can pass. Vasectomy is a form of male sterilization and is used as a method of birth control. The procedure has no effect on a man's capacity to produce semen; the only difference is that his semen will no longer contain sperm.
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