Among 200 couples referred for counselling with a view to donor insemination (DI) were 21 whose request arose from an earlier vasectomy.
This had been judged irreversible, apart from one case where the man had been sterilised for genetic reasons and therefore had not sought reversal.
An overall incidence of 10.5% indicates that vasectomy may lead to fertility problems in the event of remarriage, which has become more common with an increasing divorce rate.
All 21 husbands but only 3 wives had been previously married; 3 former wives had died, otherwise all previous marriages had ended in divorce.
Most husbands were considerably older than their second wives, epecially as compared with the majority of men in the larger series who were still in a first marriage.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vasectomie, Mâle, Sperme, Contraception, Homme, Insémination artificielle, Donneur, Procréation assistée, Stérilité mâle, Statut conjugal, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vasectomy, Male, Semen, Contraception, Human, Artificial insemination, Donor, Assisted procreation, Male sterility, Marital status, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0510359
Code Inist : 002B20A04. Création : 199406.