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Vasectomy

Second most common urologic procedure performed in the U.S. after circumcision.

500, 000-1,000,000 performed annually with a 2-3% complication rate.

Incidence of scrotal hematoma in 2.3%-15% with the standard procedure.

Risk of wound infection 4.4% with standard procedure.

Pregnancy rate after vasectomy is about 1 in 2000.

Men who underwent a vasectomy had a modest increase in the incidence of prostate cancer—and particularly lethal prostate cancer.

EPIC study of 84,753 man of which 12,712 had undergone vasectomy: no significant association was found between vasectomy and overall rate of prostate cancer, high-grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer related death.

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