After undergoing a vasectomy, the sperm, which are produced in the testicles, are unable to pass through the vas deferens since it has been cut and tied during the procedure. As a result, the body employs a natural process where the sperm are reabsorbed.
In this process, the body’s tissues and cells break down the unused sperm, and the components are then absorbed back into the bloodstream. This mechanism allows the body to effectively dispose of the sperm that can no longer reach the ejaculate due to the vasectomy.
It’s important to note that while the sperm are reabsorbed, the testicles continue to produce sperm. However, as they are not able to pass through the vas deferens, they do not contribute to the ejaculate, resulting in sterilisation.