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is a vasectomy an effective form of birth control? what is the success rate for preventing pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
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 outpatient procedure. Done correctly and with a test of cure it is close to 100% effective. But you have to be certain you and your wife are done conceiving because it's quite a procedure to reverse it.
Answered on May 7, 2020
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