Many men who have had a vasectomy wait until they are in a relationship with someone they want to have children with before they start thinking about reversal. But is this really the best course of action? For some men, it may be wiser to have a vasectomy reversal while they are single or still looking for a relationship. If you are currently single and your reasons for having a vasectomy are no longer applicable, you should consider having a reversal performed before your next relationship. There are several advantages to having a vasectomy reversal while you are still single that you should take into account.
If you feel that you might one day wish to have children with a future partner, it makes sense to have your vasectomy reversed pre-emptively. When you do meet the right person to have kids with, you will want to be able to make the decision without having to worry about when you need to schedule a vasectomy reversal. Of course, there’s no need to worry if your next partner isn’t ‘the one’: there are plenty of other contraceptive methods available.
Some men find it embarrassing to explain to their partners that they had a vasectomy performed in the past, especially if their partner eventually wants to have children. If you think that you might find such discussions embarrassing, having a vasectomy reversal while you are still single can help you reclaim your confidence before you even enter into a relationship. If you have already had your vasectomy reversed when you meet your next partner, you can tell them about it when you are ready without feeling any pressure to discuss the subject.
If you have a vasectomy reversal while you are with a partner, you will not be able to make love for up to several weeks after the procedure. After all, you need to give your body time to fully recover. Naturally, this can put a strain on your relationship. If you are certain you are ready for a vasectomy reversal, it may therefore be better to have one before you enter a relationship.
However, an important factor to consider. If you do decide to proceed with your vasectomy reversal, then also factor in saving some sperm for the future. We always advise all men with a positive count to store sperm post-operatively to ensure that they do have their own sperm for the future.
Here at The Vasectomy Reversal Centre, we understand that not all men will want to have a reversal carried out while they are single. However, if you are one of them, and if you really feel confident in your decision, you can contact us to find out more about the procedure.