If it is prohibited for a women who want's to have children to marry a a man who had a vasectomy and the man told her before the wedding that he had the vasectomy and she had in mind to get invitro from his surgically removed sperm. Is that a valid marriage? Also the rabbi who performed the wedding was not informed of the vasectomy I am guessing how does this whole picture play in the eyes of Hashem. They are both orthodox but at the time of the vasectomy this man was not observant and had 4 children already from a previous marriage. He is a Cohen as well. Is he still a Cohen? I see there has been no bracha since they married I was wondering if this was due to the story above.
This ia what the Rabbi Answered about marrying a man with a Vasectomy. The vasectomy procedure is done on the vas deferens (many, if not most times) inside the body cavity (as opposed to the sexual organ extremities). The person is therefore not considered a “Petzuah Dakah” of the Torah, and may marrry or remain with his wife if they had a proper orthodox marriage – (source: “Chazon Ish” E.H. 12:7). If the vasectomy was done on the outer organs, then if reconstruction surgery repairs the vasectomy damage, he may marry or remain with his wife (if he was married). If the reconstruction surgery is not successful, but the majority of the people who have the reconstruction surgery are able to procreate, then even the person who did not have successful reconstruction surgery is still allowed to marry, or remain with his wife (if they had a proper orthodox marriage) – (source: “Igrot Moshe” by R’ M.Feinstein, E.H. IV 30).
And Yes He retains his Cohen Status and can still bless and all the Kohen laws are to be followed
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