Suitability for a Vasectomy


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There are a number of instances in which a surgeon may choose not to perform a vasectomy. These are things that would be considered before any surgery such as whether you have had surgery on the area before, particularly if you have already had a vasectomy and then a reversal of this surgery. Other surgery you might have had can include an orchidopexy, which is an operation performed usually in childhood due to an undescended testicle. You will also not be considered if you have found a lump in your testicle. You will be screened for this beforehand to ensure that this will not be a factor.

It is worth thinking about whether you are having this surgery simply because you are going through a rough patch with your partner. If this is the case it may be better that you wait and do not consider surgery at the moment. Similarly if you are being pressured into having this surgery by a partner, you may not be advised to have it.

Age & Suitability for having a Vasectomy

If you are below a certain age, you may be required to talk to an experienced advisor before going through with a vasectomy to ensure that there is no possibility of you changing your mind. You may find that if you are under 25, you will have difficulty finding a surgeon to perform a vasectomy unless your case is strong, for you not changing your mind in the future. Similarly, if you are under 30 and without children you may not be considered as it is likely that you may change your mind. Of course exceptions do exist in this type of procedure and your case will be looked at individually.


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