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When can a man have sex after a vasectomy?

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Give it a few days, and use birth control until you get a test that shows that your semen is free of sperm. You can get this test after you've had 10-20 ejaculations after the vasectomy.

If the results show that you still have sperm in your semen, your doctor will ask you to come back at a later date to take the test again. That’s the only way you'll know if you're in the clear.

From: Vasectomy: What You Should Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

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