A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is done as permanent contraception or sterilisation for a man. During the surgery, the tube that sperm travels in is cut and sealed, preventing an egg from being sterilised. In most cases the procedure is done under local anaesthetic, meaning that the patient is awake, but can’t feel anything. This will usually only take 15 minutes to complete.

This procedure is 99% effective, meaning that you do not have to worry about contraception after. It is important to note that this procedure will not affect After the surgery you will be given a sperm test to ensure that it has been successful and that there is no sperm in the ejaculate.

Before you go ahead with a vasectomy it is important that you discuss this with your partner. Your doctor will ask about your circumstances and provide you with the relevant information about the procedure.

Once you have had a vasectomy it is very hard to reverse, so it is important that you consider this before you go ahead with the surgery. A vasectomy reversal is not usually available on the NHS, so you will most likely have to go to a private clinic.

So why do some people want a vasectomy reversal?

A vasectomy reversal is done because a man has decided that he wants more children. In some circumstances, a man may have had a vasectomy in a previous relationship and decided that he would like to have more children with his new partner.

A mentioned before, this procedure is very hard. If the reversal is unsuccessful there are other options that you can look at to have a baby. For example, a sperm retrieval and artificial insemination.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about a vasectomy reversal or having a baby after a vasectomy please call our clinic on 01753 891118

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