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get pregnant even though youre boyfriend has had a vasectomy

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I'm just wondering if you can still get pregnant even though you're boyfriend has had a vasectomy?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Deborah replied 10 years ago.

It is very rare for a woman to become pregnant by a man who has had a vasectomy.

There is a very small chance (less than 1%) that a man's partner will become pregnant after he has had a vasectomy. A vasectomy can fail if the tubes were not completely sealed off during surgery. Sometimes, the cut ends of the vasa join together by themselves, or an opening develops that lets sperm pass through. A pregnancy may also happen if a couple do not use some other kind of family planning until a test of the semen shows that the man is sterile.