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How effective is a vasectomy as birth control ?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very

It is more than 99% effective.
Failure rate is about 1 to 2 in a 1000.

In brief: Very

It is more than 99% effective.
Failure rate is about 1 to 2 in a 1000.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Rolando Rivera
Dr. Rolando Rivera
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Up to 99.85%...

Its effectiveness for birth control is up to 99.
85 % although post-vasectomy re-canalization rate up to 1-5%.

In brief: Up to 99.85%...

Its effectiveness for birth control is up to 99.
85 % although post-vasectomy re-canalization rate up to 1-5%.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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