Current Urology Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 467–473 | Cite as

Update on Vasectomy Protocol

Office Urology (N Shore, Section Editor)


Vasectomy is a commonly practiced form of male contraception with over half a million procedures performed annually. Among urologists who perform the procedure, there is considerable variation in pre-procedure patient counseling, vasectomy technique, and post-procedure practices regarding confirmation of sterility. We report an overview of the vasectomy literature published within the past year with a focus on guidelines that have been recently published by two major organizations, the American Urological Association (AUA) and the European Association of Urology (EAU).


Vasectomy Vasectomy reversal Sterilization Male contraceptive Male contraception Pregnancy Testis 



The authors reported no potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyBeth Israel Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA

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