Studies have now shown that vasectomy reversals (at Z Urology) are as viable in men over 50 as in those who are younger. About 20% of American men who have had a vasectomy want to father children in the future. About 6% will seek a vasectomy reversal, previous research shows.
However, it’s been unclear how a man’s age may affect his chances for a successful reversal. The jury was always out on this.
In studies, researchers analyzed the outcomes of vasectomy reversal in about 3,000 men older than 50 (average age: 54) and 350 younger men (average age: 39). All of their procedures were performed by one surgeon. After a vasectomy reversal, the partners of 33.4% of the younger men and 26.1% of the older men got pregnant.
The study found that the chances of pregnancy were better when the woman was under 35 and/or the man had had his vasectomy fewer than 10 years before. On a side note, the odds were lower if the man smoked.
Researchers noted that one other variable was that older men in the study were statistically less successful than younger men in getting their partners pregnant because older men tended to have older partners.
The research is especially timely because fertility doctors are seeing an increase in the number of men interested in vasectomy reversals as couples focus on family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Couples wanting to get pregnant after a vasectomy have two choices: vasectomy reversal and sperm extraction with in vitro fertilization (IVF).
IVF has risks, such as psychological distress and multiple births, and typically costs more than a reversal, making reversal a better choice for many couples, Samplaski said.
These findings were recently published in the journal Urology.
If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida that can perform vasectomies as well as reversals, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.
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