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Men Having Vasectomies Should Store Their Sperm Says IVF Pioneer

by Elissa Doherty,  Herald Sun,  Mar 2, 2010
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AN IVF pioneer has called for men to be required to store sperm before having a vasectomy, with rising numbers of men changing their minds after the snip.

Monash IVF's international medical director Professor Gab Kovacs said he sees up to two couples a week who want another child after a vasectomy.

Thousands of men are having vasectomy reversals in Australia each year after entering new relationships or deciding to have a bigger family.

Prof Kovacs said not enough doctors were encouraging men to ensure they stored sperm as an "insurance policy".

"They are thinking of the present, not the future," he said. Read more.


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