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Vasectomy

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The following summarized guidelines for the management of vasectomy are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the European Association of Urology (EAU 2023; 2012), the American Urological Association (AUA/ASRM 2021), the Canadian Urological Association (CUA 2016), and the American Urological Association (AUA 2012).
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Guidelines

1.Perioperative care

Antimicrobial prophylaxis: avoid administering antimicrobial prophylaxis for routine vasectomy unless the patient presents a high risk of infection.
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2.Surgical interventions

Contraindications: recognize the possible relative contraindications to vasectomy:
age of < 30 years
not having children
no current relationship
scrotal pain
severe illness
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3.Patient education

Preoperative counseling: as per EAU 2023 guidelines, counsel patients before vasectomy about the risk of post-vasectomy pain.
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4.Follow-up and surveillance

Post-vasectomy semen analysis: as per CUA 2016 guidelines, obtain post-vasectomy SA 3 months after vasectomy.
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  • Patients with vasectomy failure

  • Conception after vasectomy