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Anyone Conceive Children After Vasectomy--Advice Please

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I don't even know where to begin on this.

Recently, my dh approached me and asked what I thought of having another child. I told him that now that our son is older, it has been a thought that crossed my mind. We had talked on and off about this before, but most of that talk was casual. This time, he really is serious about another child.

The big problem is that he had a vasectomy when our son was about 2 1/2. At the time we had felt that one was one-derful and didn't think that we would want another child. Life was very very very chaotic at the time and it seemed like the best decision. Well, it was until October of that year. That was the first time he began to inquire about children. We had thought of adopting, but we don't think that will be an option for us for many reasons.

Have any of you fathered children after having a vasectomy? I really would like guidance on the issue.

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I do understand that they are reversible. Our neighbors had one reversed & had a healthy baby boy a year later. This was years ago, so I can only imagine that the technique has gotten better. Talk to your doctor.
Reversability, because of the way dh's was done, is most likely not an option. We have heard that there is an extraction technique that may be possible. Sperm continues to be produced it just doesn't get out, but is reabsorbed by the body.

We just aren't sure how well this would work.
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