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Indian J Urol. 2011 Jan;27(1):92-7. doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.78440.

Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal: An update.

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Department of Urology, Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA.


Vasectomy is an elective surgical sterilization procedure for men that is intended to obstruct or remove a portion of both vas deferens, thereby preventing sperm from moving from the testes to the ejaculatory ducts. Although intended for permanent sterilization, vasectomy can be reversed in most men seeking to restore their fertility due to a change in marital status or reproductive goals. The purpose of this document is to provided a synopsis of the latest techniques used in vasectomy and reversal.


Contraception; infertility; microsurgery vas deferens

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