REVERSALS, ALTERNATIVES and BANKING SPERM

REVERSALS, ALTERNATIVES and BANKING SPERM

While you may have very good reasons and intentions for wanting to make a child after a vasectomy, keep in mind that for all intents and purposes, a vasectomy is considered a permanent form of family planning.



  •  A reversal is not guaranteed to succeed.
  • The longer the time between your vasectomy and your reversal, the lower the success rate.
  • A reversal is more complicated and takes about 3-4 hours, while a vasectomy requires about 10-15 minutes.
  • Likewise recovery for a reversal can take anywhere from 5 to 14 days, while a vasectomy requires just a few days.
  • It is likely to be 10 times as expensive and insurance does not cover the procedures.
  • There are whole countries where there’s not a single reversal specialist.
  • Despite the limitations of the procedure, we believe that a viable vasectomy program should also be able to offer a reversal service.
  • Other possible options besides a reversalare called ART or Assisted Reproduction Techniques. They are mainly used for couples experiencing infertility challenges. They are significantly more expensive than a reversal and are not guaranteed to succeed.  Always consider a vasectomy a permanent form of family planning.
  • Banking sperm is a relatively easy process, but not necessarily available or affordable to everyone nor everywhere. To get more specific information, look on line or visit Dr Stein’s website
  • If you decide on a vasectomy, yet still want to leave open the possibility of having a biological child o r children in the future, you should consider freezing your sperm.  This option is expensive, is not available in every country and it is not 100% reliable.  That said, many doctors recommend this option for young men or men who have not had any children, ad want a vasectomy