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Around 42 million couples worldwide rely on vasectomy as a method of family planning. It is well recognised that a vasectomy can fall at any stage, and therefore warning couples of risk of failure forms an important part of the consent procedure.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02436-3

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet

Publication Date

01/07/2000

Volume

356

Pages

43 - 44

Keywords

Female, Follow-Up Studies, Granuloma, Humans, Informed Consent, Male, Oligospermia, Postoperative Complications, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Rate, Prospective Studies, Reproducibility of Results, Semen, Sperm Count, Treatment Failure, United Kingdom, Vasectomy