If carried with accuracy, the average failure rate of vasectomy is 0.15 percent. However, given that it depends on the expertise of the surgeon who performed it and the quality of the clinic, giving an accurate picture of its effectiveness is considerably difficult. Anyway, most failures occur after the first months after the procedure.
How common is it to get pregnant after a vasectomy?
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/13/2017
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.