Vasectomy vs. VasovasostomyWhy are so many men who have received vasectomies reversing their procedures?
Director of the Myung-dong Lee Yoon-soo Urology Clinic asked 1,300 men who received vasovasostomies (an operation to reverse a vasectomy).
Until the early 1990s, the number one reason for undergoing a vasovasostomy was to have another child, the second was to get remarried.
However, since 1996, remarriage has become the most popular reason for vasectomy reversal, while conceiving another child is second. Interestingly, the percentage of men receiving vasectomy reversals is increasing with the divorce rate.
The average age of patients was 35 and the time between the vasectomy and that of the vasovasostomy was 6 years.
The success rate of vasovasostomies by using a light-microscope is 63.9 percent, while vasovasostomies using an optical-loupe is 53.8 percent