• John P. Mulhall
  • Peter J. Stahl
  • Doron S. Stember


More than 500,000 vasectomies are performed annually in the United States, making vasectomy one of the most common procedures performed by urologists and the fourth most commonly used method of contraception. Any physician providing vasectomy services should be well-versed in all essential components of the male sterilization process including preoperative evaluation, prevasectomy counseling, technique for vasal occlusion, and postvasectomy follow-up.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Mulhall
    • 1
  • Peter J. Stahl
    • 2
  • Doron S. Stember
    • 3
  1. 1.Sexual and Reprodictive Medicine Program Department of Surgery Division of Urology, Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyColumbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyBeth Israel Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA

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