About 500,000 men have a vasectomy each year in the United States, preventing sperm from reaching the semen during ejaculation.
While the operation is safe and highly effective in preventing pregnancy, it has its risks, the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says.
The agency says any general discomfort, bruising and swelling should subside within two weeks.
But it adds that other less common yet more serious problems could include:
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