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How effective is vasectomy

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Very: It is more than 99% effective. Failure rate is about 1 to 2 in a 1000.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Effective : If successful, a vasectomy will prevent delivery of sperm through the ejaculate so that ability to inseminate an egg is very unlikely. This procedure ... Read More
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 25 years experience
Very effective: Vasectomies should be more than 99% effective in providing birth control. Patients should be encouraged and instructed to check post vasectomy semen a... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
It's a time issue: The most critical factors in vasectomy reversal success include length of time since the vasectomy as well as the specific location along the vas wh... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Definitely possible: The longer one waits for a vsectomy reversal, the less likelihood of fathering a child. This is due to several factors such as developing antibodies t... Read More
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 35 years experience
VERY effective!: We recently reported a study of our "older" vasectomy reversals, defined as vasectomies >15 years old. Impressive results. See the link: http://abcloc... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
No relation: there is no relation between vasectomy and sex hormone production.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Rosen
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Probably not: If you have no sperm in your ejaculate after vasectomy, there is almost no chance of impregnating a female. There is a slight chance of the vas re... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: There is a delay until vasectomy can be relied upon. Your partner will need to have a follow up semen analysis to confirm the absence of sperm.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Effective : If successful, a vasectomy will prevent delivery of sperm through the ejaculate so that ability to inseminate an egg is very unlikely. This procedure ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Urology 63 years experience
Very good: In the hands of an experienced Urologist who does micro surgery, there is about 90 % plus chance of sperm return to semen after a vas reversal. Influ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Depends on severity: Usually, we recommend simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapies like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) to be taken on an as-needed basis. If the p... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Vasectomy is definitely an effective method of birth control. There are less complications then when a female gets her tubes tied since this is an out... Read More

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