Published in: Austin Fit Magazine
The vas deferens: one of the vast differences between men and women. It is basically a small, hollow tube with the consistency of a wet noodle that allows the transit of sperm cells from the testicle on their way to the outside world to try to win the race and be the luckiest, or fittest, to reach and fertilize an egg. Why does it get so much attention in reproductive medicine? The vas deferens is the key to male contraception and, in some cases, can be the obstacle to having more children. Whereas women have a number of choices for contraception (the female condom, sponge, diaphragm, oral contraceptive pill, patch, depot injection, vaginal ring, intrauterine device, and tubal ligation), men essentially have two options—the condom and vasectomy.