The first “World Vasectomy Day” was celebrated on October 18, 2013, organized by a small team of doctors in Australia to promote vasectomy as a safe and viable method of family planning for couples. As a male reproductive specialist, I found this event quite interesting. I perform vasectomies on countless men who feel they have completed their families, or have decided that they do not want children at all. Some men later change their minds about having children, either because they enter into a new marriage and desire children with a new partner, or because life circumstances change and kids become a priority.
So when a man changes his mind, it’s comforting to know that he has the option of having a vasectomy reversal. My colleagues and I at the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America are among the leading vasectomy reversal specialists in the region, with years of experience and success rates of over 90% in helping countless couples conceive naturally after vasectomy reversal.
One of my patients had a vasectomy after the birth of his son from a previous marriage. After eight years into his second marriage, the couple decided it was time to have a child of their own. After consultation and education on the benefits and possibilities of a vasectomy reversal, I performed the procedure. Five months after I performed the reversal, he called me to let me know that his wife was pregnant. This is just one of many success stories and a more common story than most men realize.
I see couples every day who have had a vasectomy for family planning reasons. I also see couples who, years later, change their minds. It’s nice to know that when life circumstances change and men who have had vasectomies years before change their minds about having children, that I can help make their dreams of conceiving a child naturally a reality through vasectomy reversal.