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AVSC News. 1988 Apr;26(1):1,3.

A short history of no-scalpel vasectomy.



The no-scalpel vasectomy technique was 1st assessed and reported in the US by a team of medical experts who visited the Chongqing Family Planning Scientific Research Institute to review new surgical contraceptive technologies in China. Soon, a training program was begun in Bangkok. In over 1300 no-scalpel procedures performed by the trainees, there was considerably reduced bleeding. In this group only 1 hematoma was reported, a rate of less than 0.1%. The physicians reported that the new technique took less time than customary methods. Whether no-scalpel vasectomies become new standard remains to be seen. To date the results have been encouraging. The next few years will be important in establishing the role of this technique in the US.

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