Definition of vasectomy in US English:



  • The surgical cutting and sealing of part of each vas deferens, typically as a means of sterilization.

    • ‘A vasectomy does not affect sex drive or ejaculation in any way.’
    • ‘After a vasectomy, there will be numbness caused by the local anaesthetic.’
    • ‘Surgical techniques used for vasectomy vary widely throughout the world.’
    • ‘Although early reports showed a slight increase in the incidence of prostate cancer among men who had vasectomies, current data do not support a causal relationship.’
    • ‘Remember that a vasectomy does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections.’