Aside from determining if a vasectomy reversal procedure is right for you and your partner, you may also be wondering about the likelihood of success based on your individual circumstances. In general, vasectomy reversal success has two measures: if sperm has returned to semen and if pregnancy is able to be achieved. But even before vasectomy reversal recovery, there are several factors that can strongly influence vasectomy reversal success. … MORE
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A vasectomy is a permanent and effective surgical procedure. This is often the final step in taking charge of your fertility when you have decided your family is complete. And while the vasectomy itself is quick, it can take some time for it to be considered successful. Here’s what you need to know about your procedure. … MORE
While only three to six percent of men who get a vasectomy every year decide to reverse it, that life-changing decision presents some unique health-related questions. One of the most common questions that I receive from men considering a vasectomy reversal is regarding whether or not sex is different after the procedure. I’m happy to share with them that most men experience little to no change in sexual performance after a vasectomy reversal. However, that does not necessarily mean they won’t notice a difference altogether.
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%.
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