What are the downsides of having a Vasectomy?

Q: What are the downsides of having a vasectomy?

• Vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
• Vasectomy is a permanent method of birth control. A man should not have a vasectomy if there is even a small chance he may wish to have children in the future.
• Reactions to local anesthesia are possible, but rare.
• Some short-term tenderness and bruising may occur. Overall, there is little pain and a low risk of infection with vasectomy.