Men initially decide to have vasectomies when they feel confident that
their days of having children are behind them for good. This notion can
change for many different reasons, which can then lead to the desire for a
vasectomy reversal. For couples, deciding to have a reversal procedure can be a process,
especially when one partner starts out feeling more positive about the
surgery than the other. If you want to start the conversation about vasectomy
reversal with your partner, these steps can help.
Pick the Right Time
Having a vasectomy reversal is not a decision to take lightly, so make
sure you choose a time to bring up the subject when both you and your
partner have time to talk. Some couples may prefer having this conversation
over dinner in a restaurant, while others may feel more comfortable broaching
the subject during a quiet weekend morning at home. Choose a time for
the conversation when neither party is in a rush or under pressure and
when you have the privacy to say what is on your mind.
Consider Your Different Roles
Vasectomy reversal is something that couples can approach together, but
each party’s experience of the procedure is different. Men who undergo
surgery have to face the natural anxiety of having a medical procedure
and the associated recovery, while women play a supportive role. Recognize
how the process can affect each of you differently, and discuss how each
of you can support each other throughout the process. Acknowledging these
different experiences and planning for them can help to prevent resentment
as you move forward.
Talk About Your Plan B
Although many vasectomy reversal procedures are successful, some are not.
Discuss what your next step will be if the reversal doesn’t help
you grow your family. You may wish to consider additional fertility treatments,
including sperm retrieval for IVF, or adoption.
The Center for Vasectomy Reversal can provide information about
vasectomy reversal surgery in Sarasota so you can make an informed decision about the procedure. Find out more
about Dr. Green and our clinic today by calling (941) 894-6428.