Note #3: Birth Control: Vasectomies are surprisingly reversible. According to the urologist who reversed mine, the biggest obstacle isn’t reconnecting the plumbing. It’s the typical age of the reverse-ee and of the reverse-ee’s partner. The standard scenario: Man gets vasectomy in his mid-30’s. Man remarries in his early-to-mid-50’s. Man’s partner is in her early-to-mid-40’s. They wish to start a second family. Fertility at these ages is already moderately problematic anyway, and this, more than the technical surgery itself, accounts for most reports of low success rates for reversals.
Bottom line: If this is why you’re balking at a vasectomy, discuss it with a urologist.