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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