Must a vasectomy be reversed?

I have a friend (non Catholic at the time) who had a vasectomy
with full knowledge of church teaching in regards to the procedure.
He will be entering the Church this Easter and was wondering if he is morally required to try to have the vasectomy reversed. Please advise thank you.

Dear J,

The Church does not reqire him to have the vasectomy reverded. Such an operation is not always successful and can be a real nightmare, resulting in urinary and bowel difficulties. People are not always aware of this when they decide to have a vasectomy.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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