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Vasectomy - History

Hitler & Vasectomy

During Hitler's chancellorship, it was made compulsory for men to obtain a "Fitness to marry" certificate Those who failed the test were made to undergo vasectomy for sterlisation.

Until 1948, vasectomy was primarily used for preventing criminals or those in penal institutions from fathering children. Some of the other indications included:

1. Case where the wife was unable to undergo surgery on account of poor health,

2. Situations where both the husband and the wife had arrived at a common agreement regarding prevention of pregnancy.

3. Prevention of infection following prostate surgery

4. Sterlisation of the masses on racial grounds.

Popularity of Vasectomy

The period of 1950s and the 1960s witnessed a widespread use of the technique for sterlisation purposes accompanied by a refinement in the surgical technique that ensured better results and far fewer complications. It was also during this period that vasectomy was universally accepted as a form of birth control in men.

India & Vasectomy

In India, Kerala and Gujarat (2, 22, 000 vasectomies performed) showed great and those who underwent vasectomy were given incentives and other rewards for the volunteers.

No Scalpel Vasectomy

The technique of "No-scalpel vasectomy" was developed in China by Dr. Li Shunqiang. This was later introduced in New York and other parts of the world by Dr. D. Mark Goldstein and his colleagues. In 2003, the use of vasclip, was approved by the FDA. Since then, a number of studies are being conducted to analyze the effectiveness of vasectomy and to make it more patient or rather client friendly.

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Tom57 

Having had a traditional bi-lateral vasectomy myself over 29 years ago, I can tell you that it is a very easily done procedure with minimal pain. I had my surgery done in very early afternoon and was working already that evening due to the fact that I had to as I was a dairy farmer and had cows to be milked. Other than the milking and routine chores, I did take it easy for several days and tried to ice my scrotum area whenever possible. I had a very quick recovery, went for sperm check in two months and was given the "all clear" for safe sex. Best decision my wife and I did during our entire marriage. Forgot to mention that we had two children and our family was complete before having the vasectomy. I am writing this for educational purposes hoping that it will encourage men contemplating vasectomy to go ahead with it.

rassammy 

CAN YOU JUSTIFY THAT IT IS 100% SAFE ON NOT GETTING A WOMAN PREGNANT? SAMUEL ASARE GHANA

danewbeat 

can you get someone pregnant after having a Vasectomy done in 3 years?

skatman 

Is this article real? The author must be in third or fourth grade. There are grammar errors all over the place and that is what makes me deem this article completely unprofessional. Although the information was helpful, the author should see to it that he/she take a grammar class prior to wtiting another medicle article.

corn_nut26 

is it possible for a women beinging 25 with a man being 55 with a vasectomy to have it reversed and still able to produce healthy sperm to have a family together?

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