What is Vasectomy Reversal?

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Diagram of a vasectomy reversal

There are about 600,000 vasectomies performed in the US every year. A vasectomy is usually desired by an individual who wants a permanent form of birth control. The procedure is a very quick minor procedure which can be done in a NJ doctor’s office. During a vasectomy, a small segment of the vas is taken away and then the open ends are sealed. This is an effective way of blocking the sperm. It will have no effect on the male’s sex drive since testosterone is not transported through the vas. Sometimes a male will choose to get a vasectomy reversal. Even though a vasectomy is considered to be a procedure with permanent results, it is possible to have it reversed through another surgical procedure. Continue reading “What is Vasectomy Reversal?”

Are There Lifestyle Limitations After Vasectomy?

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No Sperm Sign

Lifestyle is a term generally applied to the way we live and its effect on our health. Lifestyle includes the number of hours we work, the amount we sleep, the foods we eat, the alcohol other beverages we drink, the tobacco we smoke, the amount we party, the time we spend with our family, the amount of stress we place in our own lives, how much we exercise and more.  Our respective lifestyles have some unique components, as well as some common elements that cross cultural boundaries.  Most of us want a lifestyle that ultimately promotes mental and physical well-being.

Men who choose to have vasectomy, most often, but not always, have chosen a lifestyle that involves children.   Again often, but not always, my patients tend to be fairly healthy, with a stable routine, at least a moderate amount of exercise, and a reasonable diet.  They tend not to smoke or party to excess. Children are commonly regarded as a stabilizing factor in one’s life. Continue reading “Are There Lifestyle Limitations After Vasectomy?”