And, again, the problem with the 1/20, 1/1000, 1/3000 is that the urological community, in general, has no solution if you're that 1. Acceptable risks and collateral damage for the guys that knock down $5,000 on a Friday afternoon doing vasectomies, but horrible consequences for the unsuspecting public.
Thank God there are men like Dr. P. and Dr. Marks who have taken to trying to treat us, but the reality is that even the best have middling records of solving the damage caused in the first place.
I advise any men I speak with to stand firm and find other means of birth control (and I fully understand that the Pill has cancerous consequences if used long term).
My wife and I ended up with a post-reversal baby being born when we were nearly 43. We fretted the costs and risks for 9 months, but she's been a total blessing the last 8-1/2 years. Risk of vasectomy is far worse than the risk of another child. Who knows, another child may end up working out just fine as it did for us unexpectedly.