Can a vasectomy be reversed?

Vasectomies used to be difficult to reverse. The vas deferens are very small and surgically reconnecting them used to be tough. It still takes skill, but modern microsurgical techniques now make vasectomy reversal totally feasible. Between 85% and 97% of guys undergoing the most common type of vasectomy reversal will have sperm in their semen again (following a period of recovery). And about half of couples in which the guy has had this kind of vasectomy will achieve a pregnancy.

Of course, these are averages. The less time has elapsed since a guy's vasectomy, the better his chances of success. The pregnancy rate is 76% for guys whose vasectomy was 3 years or less before their reversal, but only 30% for guys whose vasectomy was 15 or more years before the reversal.

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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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