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.
- Sharlip ID, Belker AM, Honig S, et al. AUA: vasectomy guideline. http://www.auanet.org/content/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-practice-guidelines.cfm. Accessed 16 Jul 2012.