, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 675-676

Immunological and morphological consequences of vasectomy in the rabbit

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Cell-mediated immunity to spermatozoa was detected in vitro 6–18 months after vasectomy in the rabbit. The autoimmunity was accompanied by aspermatogenic orchitis in the testes and epididymides.

Acknowledgments. We acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Research Grants Committee and the Australian and Kenyan Governments for support through the Australian Development Assistance Bureau.