Mayo Clinic urologist Dr. Tobias Kohler says roughly 15 to 20 percent of American men have vasectomies. The procedure takes about 10 minutes, and the recovery time is quick. You might also have some slight swelling or pain initially, so Dr. Kohler advises take it easy. Even though 6 percent of men will eventually have their vasectomy reversed, the procedure should be considered permanent. More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Journalists: Clean and nat sound versions of this pkg available for download at Register (free) at