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Posted by: Marcia | 2009/01/07

Vasectomy

Hello Doc! My hubby has just been for a vasectomy. When are we in the ' safe'  period? does all the old sperm have to be used up first or can we wait about 3 months before resuming intercourse? sorry but the doc that did the op didnt really specify.
thanks so much

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Hi Marcia
The sperm can remain in the system beyond the blocked tubes for a while. You must use some other form of birth control until sperm is used up. This usually takes between 15 and 20 ejaculations. A semen analysis will show when there are no more sperm in the seminal fluid and your doctor should do this to ensure that it is safe for you to have sex without other contraception.
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