Vasectomy - Causes of Male Infertility

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the vas deferens (the tube which carries sperm) is cut and tied off to prevent sperm from accessing the ejaculatory semen.

This won’t affect your sex drive or the ability to ejaculate but your semen won’t contain any sperm. You will still produce sperm but these cannot escape via your penis and are naturally absorbed by your body.

As a result of this many men consider this to be a permanent state of affairs and usually choose to have this operation if they are not planning on starting a family. It is also known as male sterilisation.

The procedure can be reversed via a vasectomy reversal operation but this is not a guarantee of future fertility.

If you have undergone this procedure and want it reversed check with your GP as success rates depend on the length of time between the original procedure and the reversal.

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