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Post-operative semen analysis
Semen samples are required at 4 months after the operation to confirm a zero sperm count. Pregnancy after a zero sperm count is very rare. Some patients can take longer to achieve a zero sperm count, and this may  require further semen samples to be done.
Outcomes
All of our vasectomies are audited annually and in 2019 we reviewed the last 5 years which confirmed the success of our procedure is comparatively greater than the national average:
  • Significant bleeding and bruising is 1% 
  • Infection is 0%
  • Post vasectomy chronic pain syndrome is 0%
  • Semen result failure rate after 12 months is 0.2%
  • Pregnancy failure rate is 0%

Evidence

For more information please click on the links below.

For a summary of our latest publication in the British Journal Of General Practice June 2019, click here.

For our poster presentation included in the BJGP Research Conference March 2019 click here.

 

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) produce guidelines regarding male and female sterilisation. The latest update document from September 2014 can be found here.

The British Andrology Society produced guidelines in 2002 regarding how semen samples should be analysed and can be found here. These guidelines were updated in 2016 and can be found here