Vasectomy: An Irreversible Decision?
Yes, it is true. There really is a procedure that can reverse a vasectomy (called a vasovasostomy). And every year, many men, for a variety of reasons, make the decision to undergo this procedure. But, before we get into the details of a vasectomy reversal, let’s talk about what a vasectomy entails.
Why Would a Man Want a Vasectomy Reversed?Men may choose to undergo vasectomy for lots of reasons. Maybe they have completed their ideal family; maybe they have never wished to have children; maybe their family has a known genetic problem that they want to avoid passing on to offspring.A man may want to reverse a vasectomy for different reasons as well. Some reasons may be a new relationship (particularly after divorce or the death of a partner), the death of a child, or a change in a family’s financial situation that makes it possible to afford another child.Very rarely, a man who has undergone a vasectomy experiences chronic pain in his testicles. Although this is a very uncommon complication of vasectomy, some of these men have experienced pain relief after a vasectomy reversal.