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Is vasectomy really irreversible?
Sperm are still produced in the testes even after vasectomy. The success of subsequent reconnection of the vas deferens after vasectomy and the possibility of natural conception is only around 50-60%. Another option for is to remove the sperm directly from the testicle and subsequent IVF.
What is the chance that I will have some complications after a vasectomy?
Complications such as bleeding, pain and inflammation while using No Scalpel Vasectomy are reported in only 2,3% of cases, and pain at the surgical site is reported in 1%. Risks of surgery are minimal.
What is the difference between no scalpel procedure and a classic method?
To perform No Scalpel Vasectomy, specific instruments are needed to quickly capture the vas deferens and pulling it to the skin's surface through a small puncture. This method reduces both the pain and the duration of treatment, and also minimizes the rate of complications such as bleeding. With the classical method of vasectomy, the scrotum is cut open with a scalpel and then the surgeon finds the vas deferens.
How is vasectomy compared with female contraception?
Female contraceptive tablets are quite expensive and the cost increases over the time of use. Vasectomy is a one-time investment, which, is cheaper in total. Hormonal contraceptives have a higher failure rate than vasectomy. Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives may produce many health risks for women. Vasectomy is far less physically stressful. Vasectomy is considered an irreversible procedure, and woman’s contraceptives allow for conception after the contraceptives are discontinued.
Does vasectomy increase the incidence of cancer?
In several studies of large cohorts of patients, it was concluded that vasectomy does not increase the risk of developing prostate cancer, testicular cancer or other organs cancer.
Who performed no scalpel vasectomy first?
In 1974, a Chinese doctor Li Shunqiang. More than 8 million of these surgeries were performed in China. In the United States, where vasectomy is a very popular method of contraception, the No Scalpel method was first used in 1988 and from there it spread further. Annually, 500,000 operations are performed in the United States, largely without the use of a scalpel.