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How about a vasectomy? Uganda wants more men to say yes
How about a vasectomy? As Africa's population booms, Uganda wants more men to say yes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Male birth control breakthroughs show promise
Scientists have made several preliminary breakthroughs in developing a male contraceptive, and though birth control for men has found little traction with big pharmaceutical companies, the current studies could pave the way for alternatives to condoms and vasectomies. Michigan State University scientists announced last week that they have discovered a way to turn off the gene that controls sperm production in mice, research that could be applied to developing male birth control for humans.  Mice… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked
A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Genetic advance for male birth control
(Michigan State University) When it comes to birth control, many males turn to two options: condoms or vasectomies. While the two choices are effective, both methods merely focus on blocking the transportation of sperm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS figures show vasectomies are down 63% in a decade
Experts say more men are choosing to preserve their fertility to have children later in life, particularly if their marriage breaks down. The procedure is also being rationed by some NHS trusts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antonio Cromartie Welcomes 14th Child, 3rd After Vasectomy
Vasectomies are not 100% effective. Here's what may happen and what to do. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

How Anthony Cromartie had three babies after a vasectomy
Many fans were left with a burning question: how on earth was it possible? Here, urologist Dr Jamin Brahmbhatt from Orlando Health explains... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unmarried Men's Contraceptive Use at Recent Sexual Intercourse: United States, 2011-2015
This data brief describes contraceptive use at last recent vaginal sexual intercourse (within 3 months) among unmarried men, focusing primarily on male methods of contraception (condom, withdrawal, and vasectomy). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men in rural Ethiopia show that family planning is not just a women ’s issue
Language EnglishSHEBEL BERENTA, Ethiopia – Sileshi Deguale was busy working alongside his family, preparing their land for planting season, but he paused to recall how difficult the work was last year. His wife had been too ill to help with the farming. It was around that time he made the biggest decision of his life, a choice that would help his wife regain her health by protecting her from unplanned pregnancies – he got a vasectomy. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vasectomy reversal: What to expect
What is a vasectomy, what is a vasectomy reversal and what should be expected before a vasectomy reversal? Learn about the recovery after the procedure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Concern over lack of funding for IVF and sterilisation options in England | Letters
Diane Munday says vasectomy and female sterilisation operations should not have funding withdrawn,Diane Chandler says IVF ought not be restricted to those who can afford to pay for it, andClare Munks says the ‘turkey baster’ method – properly called intrauterine insemination (IUI) – may be worth consideringEven worse than the postcode lottery on IVF treatment being introduced by clinical commissioning groups (Report, 7 August) is the short-termism and lack of joined-up thinking in deciding what patient services to axe in order to save money.In my area (Herts Valleys), at a recent public consultation...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: IVF Contraception and family planning NHS Health Fertility problems Society Life and style UK news Science Biology Human biology Medical research Health policy Public services policy Politics Women Source Type: news

Tennessee Inmates Offered Less Jail Time in Return for Vasectomies Tennessee Inmates Offered Less Jail Time in Return for Vasectomies
A judge in Tennessee is offering inmates at a county jail reduced sentences if they agree to undergo a free vasectomy or birth control injections, drawing fire from opponents who say the program violates fundamental constitutional rights.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Alarming new program awards inmates 30 days credit if they agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant
(Natural News) A Tennessee judge believes that offering permanent birth-control procedures to inmates will lessen the number of babies being born with withdrawal symptoms, otherwise known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Judge Benningfield admits that the controversial decision to offer a vasectomy or an implanted birth control device to inmates for reduced jail time can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
Title: Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Little evidence that vasectomy raises prostate cancer risk
A major study finds scant evidence that the procedure raises their risk of prostate cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vasectomy Does Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study Vasectomy Does Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Men considering a vasectomy shouldn't worry that the procedure will increase their risk of prostate cancer, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
Most thorough analysis of the data so far finds only'trivial'effect, which may be due to chance (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
Most thorough analysis of the data so far finds only 'trivial' effect, which may be due to chance Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer, Vasectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 -- For men who have had or might undergo a vasectomy, there is good news: A major study finds scant evidence that the procedure raises their risk of prostate cancer. " At most, there is a trivial association between vasectomy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weak Link Between Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No risk of high-grade, advanced, fatal cancer (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Vasectomy Likely Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH A new meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine may help ease patients'concerns about a previously reported link between vasectomy and prostate cancer.The analysis included … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
Most thorough analysis of the data so far finds only 'trivial' effect, which may be due to chance (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - July 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Don't avoid vasectomy for fear of prostate cancer: study
(Reuters Health) - Men considering a vasectomy shouldn't worry that the procedure will increase their risk of prostate cancer, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Frequent ejaculation may decrease prostate cancer risk
"Ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduces a man's risk of prostate cancer," is the headline on the Mail Online. This is based on research from the US that asked men how often they ejaculated per month and subsequent reporting of prostate cancer. They found that men who ejaculated 21 times or more a month were less likely to report prostate cancer at follow-up than those ejaculating four to seven times per month. However, it does not prove that ejaculating more frequently prevents cancer, only that it is associated with a reduction in risk. It might be that a range of other factors such as ...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

May Nurse Practitioners Perform Vasectomies? May Nurse Practitioners Perform Vasectomies?
Do any states permit nurse practitioners to perform vasectomies?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Tanzania: Use of Family Planning Means Up As More Men Get Involved
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -For many years uptake of vasectomy as a family planning method has been very low and only very few men would opt for it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Postvasectomy Opioids Not Always Needed for Pain Postvasectomy Opioids Not Always Needed for Pain
Urologists can play a part in reducing the opioid abuse crisis by curtailing prescriptions after vasectomy, more than half of which are never filled, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Vasectomy: Does it increase my risk of prostate cancer?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPIC Study: Little Evidence for Vasectomy-Prostate Ca Link (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Detection bias may explain small risk for low-intermediate grade disease (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - April 26, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

' Snip' Parties Encourage Men to Get Vasectomies'Snip' Parties Encourage Men to Get Vasectomies
Procrastination can be so common with the'Big V'that it takes a panel of sports jocks offering a free procedure for some guys to finally let a doctor take a scalpel to their nether regions.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

With a nudge from their wives, three longtime friends get vasectomies in solidarity
Paul Diaz, Basilio Santangelo and John Lambrechts had shared a lot of memorable experiences in their decades of friendship, but going to the doctor to all get vasectomies was one they never expected.The three — each married with two children — had decided with their wives that they didn’t want to continue growing their families. After a pregnancy false alarm, Diaz and his wife, Lisa, agreed that they were happy with their two girls. Lisa brought up the idea of Paul getting a vasectomy, but there wa s a problem.“Like most men,” Diaz said, “I don’t like going to the doctor. I don&rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

There Is Now An App For Sperm Testing
A new device that attaches to a smartphone can detect whether a man’s sperm concentration or motility is abnormal with 98 percent accuracy. Researchers hope the device, which is about the size of a small box of crayons and costs less than $5 to make, can address the need for a rapid and cheap way to detect male infertility. Problems with sperm contribute to infertility in 40 percent to 60 percent of cases where a couple has trouble conceiving, said study leader Hadi Shafiee, a professor of engineering in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Current laboratory methods of...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

March Madness Vasectomies Encourage Guys To Take One For The Team
Some urologists use March Madness as an opportunity to market vasectomy services, offering men the excuse to sit on the sofa for three days to watch college basketball while they recover.(Image credit: April Dembosky/KQED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: April Dembosky Source Type: news

Smartphone App Helps Diagnose Male Infertility Smartphone App Helps Diagnose Male Infertility
A smartphone app that measures sperm count and motility could help assess male fertility, aid vasectomy follow-up care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Canadian woman tells of agony of husband's vasectomy
Gina Watson, who lives in British Columbia, Canada, was aware of her husband's vasectomy when they married but still struggles with the reality of their situation as she is interested in having a child (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer and Vasectomy Not Linked
... But With One Caveat (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer and Vasectomy Not Linked … But With One Caveat Prostate Cancer and Vasectomy Not Linked … But With One Caveat
A new large study found no association between prostate cancer and vasectomy, except for a small increase in the risk for low-intermediate-grade disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Trump Slashes HHS $$$; March Madness Vasectomies? AAP/ACP on Climate
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Unkindest cut: More men get vasectomies during March Madness, data shows
A snippet of data from athenahealth has confirmed what has been urban myth for years: More men get vasectomies the week of March Madness than any time during the year. The Watertown-based IT company looked at a slice of its medical record data since 2015, studying the volume of vasectomies during an average week versus the opening week of March Madness. Of the 235,000 vasectomies made during that time, the average week had 279.5 vasectomies. During March Madness , that number rose to 364. The 30… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Rise in rate of vasectomies just before March Madness  
The idea is that, with weeks of games to catch up on, they'll have plenty to keep them occupied while they recuperate on the sofa for a few days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three dads get joint vasectomies as a gift to their wives
Paul, John and Basilio, three dads in Los Angeles, normally spend their time together watching sports - if not changing diapers or chatting about the kids. But this year they got together to get vasectomies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab notes: throw your hands in the air like you just don't care
It ’s nearly the weekend, so this is timely indeed. Ladies. If your dance moves have failed to progress from “big fish, little fish, cardboard box” or you stick to gently stepping from side to side I have good news. Psychologists have figured outthe best moves for women who would like to be admired on the dance floor. There are highly instructive videos included in our piece, so get watching – you could be a dancing queen by Saturday night. Another reason to dance for joy is the news that a successful trial in primates has brought us closer to anew form of male contraceptive. It ’s a gel desig...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

A gel instead of a snip for male birth control?
A new study done in monkeys tests injected gel that could one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We're One Step Closer To Long-Term Birth Control For Men
This study on rhesus macaques was published in the journal Basic and Clinical Andrology.  This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

We're One Step Closer To Long-Term Birth Control For Men
This study on rhesus macaques was published in the journal Basic and Clinical Andrology.  This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A plug instead of a snip for male birth control?
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News A new gel-based vasectomy has proven effective in monkeys, raising hopes it could provide a permanent but easily reversible male contraceptive in humans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control?
Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control?
Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 7, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

A Plug Instead of A Snip for Male Birth Control?
Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Birth Control (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control?
TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 -- A new gel-based vasectomy has proven effective in a group of monkeys, raising hopes it could one day provide a permanent but easily reversible male contraceptive option in humans. Vasalgel works by plugging the vas... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news