vasectomy


During his first marriage, Chad Ross had two children - a boy and a girl - and thought his family was complete. He had a vasectomy. His new wife, Amanda, had no children and loved Chad’s kids as if they were her own.


Men in the United Kingdom can now turn to their local pharmacy to test their sperm count. Boots UK, a pharmacy chain numbering almost 2,500 retail outlets, just started carrying a do-it-yourself sperm count test - the Spermcheck Male Fertility Test - that retails for
£29. 99 (US $48).


While there are plenty of people in the world who genuinely do not want children when they are young and won’t want children at any point in their lives, there are plenty more who think they don’t want children when they are young and then end up wanting them when they get older. Surgical sterilization seems like such a drastic step, is it really an appropriate choice for men in their twenties?


A new report published in the journal Nature Review Urology, emphasizes the importance of and changes in the field of vasectomy reversal as a means of improving male fertility.


A vasectomy is a medical procedure that helps reduce the risk of pregnancy to nearly 0%. The procedure is completed on men who don’t want to have children or who’ve already had children and don’t want to risk having more. There are times, however, when the decision is questioned later in life leaving men with questions about vasectomy reversal. Can a vasectomy be reversed to restore male fertility?


Women are postponing pregnancy and having fewer children because of the recession, but just when they need birth control most, many can't pay for it, a new survey finds.

Women are postponing pregnancy and having fewer children because of the recession, but just when they need birth control most, many can't pay for it, a new survey finds.


A vasectomy is a surgical procedure on a man that makes him sterile, or unable to get a woman pregnant. It is generally considered to be at least as effective as female sterilization and is simpler to perform, safer, and less costly.

Vasectomies are very effective. It has been estimated that only about 15 out of 10,000 couples get pregnant during the first year after a vasectomy. Although rare, pregnancy is possible even years after the procedure.


Contraception is the barrier used to prevent pregnancy. When choosing to be sexually active without the conception of a child, contraception is often used. There are several forms of contraception including physical barriers, monthly supplements, surgical contraception, implanted devices and foams or creams.


The possibility of getting pregnant after a vasectomy, without surgery to reverse the vasectomy, is very rare.  A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure done to make the man sterile by severing the line that produces sperm.


Q: How can we get pregnant after a vasectomy?

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