First things first: in most cases, a vasectomy can be reversed through a vasectomy reversal. Of course, the success depends on a variety of factors, such as age, years since the vasectomy surgery, etc. But new advances in microsurgical techniques, instruments and suture materials have made vasectomy reversal procedures highly successful. In fact, 9 out of 10 men will have the sperm counts necessary to conceive a child within 24 months of the procedure. However, pregnancy can be complicated and, whether the procedure works or not, pregnancy rates can vary widely — from 30 to 70%.
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If you or your partner are preparing to have a child, or already have begun this process, it is important to understand the male reproductive system, specifically the lifecycle of the sperm. The male sperm goes through a unique cycle which can be summarized in four stages: production, maturation, ejaculation and fertilization. An adequate understanding of this process can help you increase your chances of pregnancy. … MORE
Each year, approximately 600,000 men in the U.S. undergo a vasectomy. Vasectomy is widely considered by doctors to be the safest and most convenient form of surgical sterilization. There are two types of vasectomy procedure methods for men, a traditional vasectomy and a no-scalpel vasectomy. When talking with my patients and walking them through the two methods, it becomes clear that one method has more desirable benefits over the other.
If you’re seriously considering a vasectomy reversal, then your next step is to schedule a vasectomy reversal consultation with a surgeon. During this thirty-minute consultation, your vasectomy reversal surgeon will first determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. This will also be an opportunity for you to voice any concerns or questions that will help decide if a vasectomy reversal is right for you. Continue reading to learn what to expect during a vasectomy reversal consultation.
If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal, you know first-hand that life events happen that can cause you to reconsider your previous decision to undergo a vasectomy. The good news is that in most cases, the irreversible is in fact, reversible. And given the relatively new advances in microsurgical techniques, instruments and suture materials, reverse vasectomy success rates are significantly higher than what you may think. … MORE
Vasectomy is a permanent, safe and highly effective method of birth control. Most men considering a vasectomy have decided they’ve either completed their family or don’t want to have children all together, and that a vasectomy will help them avoid an unexpected surprise down the road. However, post-vasectomy some men experience a life-changing event and decide that a vasectomy reversal may be the answer. But not only is a vasectomy reversal procedure a possibility, but what few men don’t know is that their vasectomy could naturally “reverse itself” without undergoing a surgical procedure, allowing for pregnancy to occur. … MORE
This won’t sound like a message of hope at first, but bear with me: we all have regrets. Fortunately, if you’ve changed your mind about fathering children even after you’ve had a vasectomy, you and your partner have options, including a vasectomy reversal and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).
Note that vasectomies should be considered a permanent procedure and thought about with careful consideration. But they are reversible. In fact, approximately three to six percent of men later seek a vasectomy reversal. … MORE
At one time or another, just about every guy will lose his erection at an inopportune time. And while the immediate reaction may be disappointment and concern, it’s not so surprising when you stop and think about all the factors involved in an erection – blood flow, muscle reaction, friction, chemistry, nerve impulses and more. However, for an otherwise healthy man in his 20s, there are few bodily issues that are more troublesome than erectile dysfunction, which is typically defined as the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.
The good news is that the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction can usually be identified, and then with treatment, go away. To get at the root of the cause, I talk with young men about the following scenarios that can impact one’s mojo:
Vasectomy is one of the most common, effective and convenient methods for birth control around the world. While most patients know that a vasectomy causes sterility by blocking the flow of sperm, what surprises many of my patients is that the procedure doesn’t stop you from producing sperm. This means you’ll continue to make sperm after your vasectomy— it just doesn’t leave your body.
If you’re considering a vasectomy, you probably already know the basics: it’s a surgery that prevents you from being able to father children. Vasectomy is highly effective (after a few months to clear the sperm from your system) and it’s considered permanent, although it is reversible in most cases.