- Contraception Research Branch (CRB)
Most NICHD research on vasectomy is carried out with the support of the CRB. 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.
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)
The AUA, a premier urologic association, offers Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer ,
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)
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Its Vasectomy Occlusion Techniques for Male Sterilization provides 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.