Sometimes, male infertility occurs by choice. If your significant other
previously had a vasectomy, but now both of you want to have a child,
there are other options available than adoption. It may still be possible to have
biological children after your partner undergoes a vasectomy reversal. Although he’s
the one having the surgery, you also have an important role to play in
the decision-making process. Offer to accompany your partner to the clinic
and discuss the matter together.
Being an Older Parent
Many men who decide to have a vasectomy reversal are past their reproductive
prime, but this doesn’t mean that they cannot father healthy children.
These days, more couples are conceiving their first child or additional
children at increasingly older ages. However, it is important to realize
that the highest vasectomy reversal success rates are associated with
the shortest length of time between the original surgery and the reversal.
If you and your partner are considering having children, it’s best
not to delay the reversal for too long.
Resuming Sexual Activity
Another common concern women may have is in regards to sexual activity
after the procedure. Men must refrain from all types of sexual activity
for at least three weeks after having a vasectomy reversal. However, you
won’t be able to get pregnant right away. It can take three months
or longer for sperm to be present in the ejaculate.
You might be concerned about your partner’s recovery after the procedure.
After a vasectomy reversal, your significant other will likely experience
discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours. This can be managed with pain
medications. You can help him recover from the procedure by offering ice
packs to minimize the swelling.
When you and your partner consult Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy
Reversal, you can expect that all of your questions and concerns about
vasectomy reversals will be thoroughly addressed. In Sarasota, Dr. Green has developed a sterling
reputation for his skill as a vasectomy reversal surgeon and his personalized
attention to each patient. Contact our office today at (941) 961-4581.