As more people divorce and then remarry other partners, an increasing number of couples are trying to start a family later in life. For many, this means men are requiring a vasectomy reversal.
Almost 40% of weddings are now second marriages; and for men who’ve had a vasectomy – believing they weren’t going to have any more children – the only option is to reverse their vasectomy if they wish to start a family with their new wife.
Most couples in this situation have been together for some time and feel the time is right for them to have a child together. Many men wanting a vasectomy reversal have revealed they felt coerced into having a vasectomy by their former partner. Now they wish to move forward in a new relationship, they regret the vasectomy.
It’s not only divorcees who have remarried who require a vasectomy reversal – even some couples who have been together a long time and men who have willingly had a vasectomy are having second thoughts and hoping to reverse the procedure. Some couples believed they would not want any more children. However, as their children grow up and leave home for university, they have second thoughts and want to try for another baby while they are still young enough to do so.
In some cases, couples have been wrongly informed by their GP that it isn’t possible to reverse their vasectomy. It comes as a great relief to these couples when they find out they have been misinformed and that there’s a possible solution to their problem after all. This is a situation that is very common to us with some GPs saying that the operation cannot be reversed under any circumstances or that people would be foolish to consider it. Well think on this: Mr Harriss has performed over 3000 vasectomy reversals and there are many men regaining their fertility every week as a consequence of surgery with Mr Harriss. That’s far more than any GP.
Some patients are concerned about the surgery itself and wonder how long it takes and the length of the recovery period. Mr Harriss’ vasectomy reversals are all performed in a private hospital under a general anaesthetic with full time staff. Normally, the surgery takes only one to two hours. The recovery period varies, normally taking between seven to 14 days.
So if you find yourself in the situation of needing a vasectomy reversal, do contact us and we will give you advice and help.