Vasectomy. A safe, effective, economical means of sterilization

Postgrad Med. 2000 Aug;108(2):173-6, 179. doi: 10.3810/pgm.2000.08.1189.


Vasectomy is a common office procedure that is a permanent, safe, and effective form of birth control. It is less expensive and safer than tubal ligation. Physicians who wish to perform the procedure should be aware of the potential complications and explain them to the patient. Physicians also should perform the procedure often enough to have a low complication rate.

MeSH terms

  • Counseling
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Postoperative Care
  • Preoperative Care
  • Vasectomy / adverse effects
  • Vasectomy / methods*