How reliable is a vasectomy?
When a man gets a vasectomy, two tubes called the vas deferens are cut or blocked. This has the result of keeping sperm out of your semen. After a vasectomy, sperm cells stay in your testicles and are absorbed by your body. There’s no effect on hormone levels, sexual pleasure, or a man’s ability to ejaculate or stay erect. So what about vasectomy success rates?
Sounds pretty foolproof, right? Facts on vasectomy success rates.
The truth is, although vasectomies are considered permanent and reliable, they’re not 100% effective. About one in every 2,000 vasectomies is unsuccessful … which means that in that one out of 2,000 cases, a man who’s had a vasectomy will get a woman pregnant. … MORE