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A 31-year-old member asked:

how effective is a vasectomy as birth control ?

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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 is 99.9 % effective. You should have no noticeable changes in sensation or ejaculation.
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 analyses to ensure success of procedure.
Dr. James Lin
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Up to 99.85%...: Its effectiveness for birth control is up to 99.85 % although post-vasectomy re-canalization rate up to 1-5%.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is the vasectomy effective birth control right away?

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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.
Cincinnati, OH
A 42-year-old female asked about a 46-year-old male:

Does a vasectomy solve any other issues other than birth control alone?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Other than future : Financial costs of raising a child and the stress that can entail, i don't think it solves any other problems.

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