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Vasectomy: NICHD Research Information

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Vasectomy is a safe, simple, inexpensive, and highly effective method of male sterilization. Surgical advances have reduced healing time and postsurgical complications, making it a more acceptable choice now for many men seeking permanent birth control.

NICHD research activities on vasectomy have focused mainly on the procedure’s long-term safety and effectiveness as well as on the development and evaluation of acceptable and less-invasive surgical techniques. These activities fall under the Institute’s broad and long-standing objective of developing safe, effective, easy-to-use, and long-lasting contraceptive methods in order to prevent and reduce unintended pregnancies.

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 06/03/2013
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