Can I have children after a vasectomy?

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One of the main advantages of vasectomy -- that it is relatively permanent -- can also be a disadvantage if a man later decides he wants to father children. Reversing a vasectomy is possible, but it is a difficult and expensive operation with no guarantee of success.

It is possible to store semen in a sperm bank to preserve the possibility of producing a pregnancy at some future date. However, doing this is costly, and the sperm in stored semen do not always remain healthy and able to cause pregnancy. For all of these reasons, doctors advise that vasectomy be undertaken only by men who are prepared to accept the fact that they will no longer be able to father a child. The decision should be considered along with other contraceptive options. Men who are married or in a serious relationship should also discuss the issue with their partners.

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During the vasectomy procedure, a surgeon severs or blocks the vas deferens, which is connected to a mans testes. This procedure prevents sperm from entering the penis during ejaculation. If you have a vasectomy, make sure that yo...

u do not want any more children because it is a permanent form of male sterilization. Although, some men do have their vasectomy reversed, with about 75% of these men conceiving after the reversal. After age 35, about one in seven men in the United States have a vasectomy.
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