Indian Journal of Urology
: 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92--97

Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal: An update

Ranjith Ramasamy, Peter N Schlegel 
 Department of Urology, Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Peter N Schlegel
Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 525 East 68th St, Starr 900, New York, NY 10065

Vasectomy is an elective surgical sterilization procedure for men that is intended to obstruct or remove a portion of both vas deferens, thereby preventing sperm from moving from the testes to the ejaculatory ducts. Although intended for permanent sterilization, vasectomy can be reversed in most men seeking to restore their fertility due to a change in marital status or reproductive goals. The purpose of this document is to provided a synopsis of the latest techniques used in vasectomy and reversal.

How to cite this article:
Ramasamy R, Schlegel PN. Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal: An update.Indian J Urol 2011;27:92-97

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Ramasamy R, Schlegel PN. Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal: An update. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Mar 30 ];27:92-97
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