Vasectomy: what are community standards?

Urology. 1986 Apr;27(4):328-30. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(86)90306-7.


Vasectomy has become an increasingly popular mode of contraception in our society. It is also a procedure which places the urologist at an uncommonly high risk for litigation. To better assess the manner in which urologists within a geographical region treat their vasectomy patients, a survey was conducted of the members of the New England Section, American Urological Association. The results of that survey are presented.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Male
  • Malpractice
  • New England
  • Societies, Medical
  • Sterilization Reversal
  • Vasectomy / adverse effects
  • Vasectomy / methods
  • Vasectomy / standards*