My husband had a vasectomy reversal and was only able to connect one side. Can he still have a girl or boy with one side reconnected?

Answers from doctors (2)


More About Doctor Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS

Published on Jun 21, 2019

Yes, but of course that depends on how successful it was and your fertility status as well. Sperm that will create a girl and sperm that will create a boy (once they fertilize an egg) are made equally by the sperm-producing apparatus in the testes—the side is not a factor.

Hope all works out for you,

Dr. Robert Oates, MD
www.robertoatesmd.com

Answered by Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS (View Profile)

Yes, but of course that depends on how successful it was and your fertility status as well. Sperm that will create a girl and sperm that will create a boy (once they fertilize an egg) are made equally by the sperm-producing apparatus in the testes—the side is not a factor.

Hope all works out for you,

Dr. Robert Oates, MD
www.robertoatesmd.com

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Feb 25, 2018

Yes. If the reversal is successful in terms of the connection remaining open, then a male can achieve pregnancy with one testicle contributing the sperm.

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

Yes. If the reversal is successful in terms of the connection remaining open, then a male can achieve pregnancy with one testicle contributing the sperm.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Related Questions for Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy Reversal -10 answers
I am having the procedure done in the morning and would like to enjoy some time at the lake in the afternoon.
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -5 answers
I had a vasectomy before meeting my partner and now that we will be marrying soon, we'd like to start a family. So I had a vasectomy reversal three months ago. I have not ejaculated more than 10 times for purity purposes before marriage. I had my sperm tested after the reversal procedure and it shows that the sperm has not returned. Can we hold out hope? Is there a chance the sperm will return?
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -5 answers
Can a doctor go in and remove sperm for me and my partner to get pregnant? I had a vasectomy and really want a child with her.
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -1 answer
I had a robot-assisted vasectomy reversal and my doctor told me not to ejaculate or have sex for FOUR WEEKS. I'm having a difficult time. I'm at two weeks post-procedure and waiting another two weeks seems excessive. Do I REALLY need to wait an entire four weeks?
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -14 answers
I'm going in for a vasectomy next week. I currently take daily aspirin. Should I stop taking it before the surgery?
See More
Get answers from our experienced doctors.
How it works
Vasectomy Reversal -3 answers
I had a vasectomy done 4 ears ago and I'm concerned the anti-sperm antibodies will affect the rest of my body.
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -8 answers
My husband had vasectomy but now we want kids.
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -10 answers
I'm 35 and I don't think I want to have children. If for some reason I do find someone later on in life, and I want to have kids does it matter how old I am? Could I be 45 and get a reversal? Should I not get a vasectomy if I think I'll want kids?
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -4 answers
I'm not sure how much pain is normally experienced.
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -6 answers
I'm considering having a vasectomy and then a reversal 6 years from now.
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -1 answer
I'm wondering if being fixed can come undone on its own without a doctor's help. I haven't really wanted kids until I met my fiance of a month. We have made love and have been together all the time.
See More
Vasectomy Reversal -15 answers
I unfortunately lost two children in a car accident in 2014.
See More
Get answers from our experienced doctors.
How it works

Related Articles

Have specific questions?
ASK A DOCTOR