Should you consider a vasectomy permanent?


Yes you should! The sperm doesn’t always score.

  • Yes if you have a vasectomy and decide to reverse it within 5 years you have a very good chance of having a successful pregnancy.
  • The longer the time between the vasectomy and the reversal the lower the rate of patency (the presence of sperm in the ejaculate) and the subsequent rate of pregnancy.
  • If you have doubts about a vasectomy, don’t have one.
  • Banking sperm before the vasectomy if you want fall back plan for the future is probably a better idea than depending on a reversal.
  • Remember that with a reversal you have to have a suitable number of sperm and you still have to overcome all the impediments to achieving pregnancy that any normal couple would have.

When considering a vasectomy you should take the “long view” before proceeding.

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