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Vasectomy: For Researchers and Health Care Providers

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  • Contraceptive Discovery and Development Branch (CDDB)
    Most NICHD research on vasectomy is carried out with the support of the CDDB. Vasectomy research supported by the department focuses on the procedure’s long-term safety and effectiveness as well as on the development and evaluation of less-invasive surgical techniques.
  • EngenderHealth External Web Site Policy
    This leading global reproductive health organization provides a comprehensive training curriculum and illustrated reference book on no-scalpel vasectomy for surgeons and vasectomy assistants learning to use the approach.
  • American Urological Association (AUA) External Web Site Policy
    The AUA, a premier urologic association, offers Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer External Web Site Policy,
    a policy statement that affirms the organization's stance that vasectomy is a safe method of sterilization that confers no increased risk of prostate cancer.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) External Web Site Policy
    The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Its Vasectomy Occlusion Techniques for Male Sterilization External Web Site Policyprovides relevant service delivery guidelines for clinicians performing vasectomy.

Please note: Links to organizations and information included on these pages do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.

Last Updated Date: 05/19/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 06/03/2013
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