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How common is it for a woman to get pregnant after her husband had a vasectomy?

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07/13/14

A vasectomy is a permanent sterilization procedure for men. My husband had one done several years ago. The urologist told us that while vasectomies are pretty reliable, there's a small chance of pregnancy happening. Most often when it does, it's usually due to men not following up with a 3 month post-op check to make sure there are no sperm being produced any more, and not abstaining from sex or using a backup birth control method until they get the all clear. In very few cases, pregnancy can happen if the surgery wasn't done correctly.

This is why's it's very important to follow the urologist's orders after the procedure is done. Failure to do so could result in a surprise baby.

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