In retort to abortion ban, lawmaker calls for vasectomies
An Alabama lawmaker fed up with her colleagues' attempts to outlaw abortion has filed legislation to require all men over 50 to get vasectomies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why do I keep breaking my resolution to have a vasectomy? | Stuart Heritage
I definitely don ’t want more kids – but my visions of scalpels are so much worseI had two new year ’s resolutions in 2018; to get a vasectomy and to pass my driving test. When December rolled around, I held my driving licence in my hand with satisfaction. True, I hadn’t achieved both my resolutions, but partial completion isn’t to be sniffed at, right?In 2019, I also had two resolutions – to get a vasectomy and to rejoin a gym. Again, December came and, again, I only managed one of them. I’m in infinitesimally better physical condition than I was a year ago, so that’s the sa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Heritage Tags: Family Reproduction Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Angola: Attorney General Investigates Church After Allegations of Chemical Castration
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Attorney General Office (PGR) has been investigating for some time now the allegations of chemical castration and vasectomy in which are allegedly submitted some pastors of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in Angola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vasectomy side effects: Everything you need to know
A vasectomy is a common surgical procedure that works as an effective form of male contraception. We look at side effects, risks, and recovery following on from the procedure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Male Birth Control That ’ s Injected Into Groin Could Be Available In Six Months
(CBS Local) — An injectable male contraceptive which lasts approximately 13 years has successfully completed a clinical trial and could be available to the public within the next seven months, scientists in India say. The new birth control method involves injecting a polymer, made of a compound called Styrene Maleic Anhydride, into the vas deferens, effectively blocking sperm from leaving the testicles. “The trials are over, including extended, phase 3 clinical trials for which 303 candidates were recruited with 97.3% success rate and no reported side-effects,” Dr. R.S. Sharma, senior scientist with the I...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat birth control Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi in Vasectomy Drive to Stem Population Growth
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government has said it wants to encourage men to have vasectomies in a bid to stem the landlocked country's growing population and persuades the development partners to channel their financial resources towards promotion of Vasectomy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Recovery after a vasectomy: What to know
Vasectomies are safe procedures with a low risk of complications. Here we discuss what to expect during the recovery period after a vasectomy and provide advice on self-care. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about sex after a vasectomy
Vasectomies are a standard procedure for birth control in men. Here, we discuss whether vasectomies can affect sexual function and how long to avoid sex after the operation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can pregnancy occur after a vasectomy?
The chances of a pregnancy after a vasectomy are almost zero. However, we look at why pregnancy can still happen. We also explore vasectomy reversal, and a process called sperm aspiration, which may also lead to pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Uganda: Otuke Men Embrace Vasectomy
[Monitor] Mr James Opio, a resident of Okwang Trading Centre, Otuke District, is a father of 19 with four wives. The 33-year-old fends for his family through farming and repairing bicycles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opioids May Not Be Needed for Acute Pain Control After Vasectomy
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Opioids do not provide improved pain control following a vasectomy and may be tied to a higher risk for persistent use, according to a study published in the October issue of The Journal of Urology. David W. Barham, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Using Opioids After Vasectomy May Trigger Persistent Use: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- Taking opioids after a vasectomy doesn't improve pain control and is associated with increased risk of persistent use of the addictive painkillers months later, a new study says. It included 228 men who had vasectomies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does a vasectomy affect ejaculation?
Once the body has healed, ejaculation after a vasectomy should be the same as it was before. Learn more about this and how long sperm remains in the semen here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Sex, lies and legal consent: Can deceit turn sex into rape?
Can lying about a vasectomy, an STI test or being on the pill make someone guilty of a sexual offence? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility Intentions and Perspectives on Contraceptive Involvement Among Low ‐Income Men Aged 25 to 55
CONCLUSIONSSome low ‐income adult men were uncertain about their pregnancy desires, and many lacked contraceptive knowledge that would help them avoid unwanted pregnancy. Research is needed to identify the types of programs that could effectively promote men's constructive engagement in preventing pregnancies over th eir reproductive life course. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Vasectomy Increases Prostate Cancer Risk Over Time Vasectomy Increases Prostate Cancer Risk Over Time
A new study suggests that vasectomy increases the risk for prostate cancer over a long-term follow-up, although that risk is small compared with nonvasectomized men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Why Don ’ t More American Men Get Vasectomies?
It ’ s vasectomy season in the United States. But American women get sterilized at higher rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Vasectomy Sterilization (Reproductive) Birth Control and Family Planning Sperm Women and Girls United States Men and Boys Health Insurance and Managed Care Pregnancy and Childbirth Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Sex Source Type: news

A New Male Birth Control Pill is Being Tested. Here ’s What to Know
A second male birth control pill succeeded in preliminary testing, suggesting that a new form of contraception may eventually exist. The new pill, which works similarly to female contraception, passed initial safety tests and produced hormone responses consistent with effective birth control in 30 men, according to research presented by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Washington at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. (The study has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.) It’s early days for the drug — which has not yet been submitted for approval by the ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

There are a number of reasons for a vasectomy reversal
Men decide to have a vasectomy reversal for a number of reasons, including loss of a child, a change of heart or remarriage. A small number of men have a vasectomy reversal to treat testicular pain that may be linked to a vasectomy. Vasectomy reversal reconnects each tube (vas deferens) that carries sperm from a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Most Common Type of Birth Control In the U.S. Might Surprise You
Most women in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 49 use contraception, according to federal data released Wednesday — and the most common form is permanent. According to the new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which polled women from 2015 to 2017, sterilization was the most common contraceptive method for the roughly 47 million women in this age range. Almost 19% of women relied on female sterilization — a permanent procedure that involves either cutting, sealing, tying or manually blocking the fallopian tubes — for birth control. Almost 13% of women said they used birth co...
Source: TIME: Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

The Idea of a ‘DNA Test’ for Transgender People Is Part of a Long, Dark History
Science is too busy holding the universe together to care about politics. Greenhouse gases will continue contributing to climate change and vaccines will continue not causing autism, whether you believe it or not. None of that means that politicians and ideologues won’t keep trying to drag science into their fights. The latest example of this unlovely truth occurred just this week, when the New York Times reported the existence of a memo drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services that would, if the changes it details were implemented, effectively roll back civil protections for transgender people by defin...
Source: TIME: Science - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized LGBTQ onetime Science sexism Source Type: news

Women seeking sperm donor online harassed
One woman says a potential donor turned out to be married and had undergone a vasectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women harassed after seeking sperm donors online
One woman says a potential donor turned out to be married and had undergone a vasectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Vasectomy, the Dos and Don'ts of the Procedure
[Monitor] At the age of 43, Dr Peter Ddungu decided he wanted to give his three children the best in life and the best way to do this was not to have more children thus he decided to undergo a permanent family planning procedure -vasectomy at only Shs30,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Vasectomy
-- A vasectomy is a method of birth control that involves minor surgery to prevent sperm from reaching semen. More than 500,000 men in the United States have the procedure each year, the Urology Care Foundation says. The procedure can be done in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:Vasectomy? Not Me, Men in Kuresoi Say of the Rare Procedure
[Capital FM] Nakuru -Most men and women in Kuresoi and Baringo are opposed to male contraception methods, like Vasectomy that remains a taboo in the country, with many saying it may have side effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is it really possible for John Cena to get vasectomy reversed?
The actor and wrestler said he's willing to reverse his vasectomy so he and his girlfriend can have children, but can this surgery be successfully undone? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Vasectomies Slowly Gaining Acceptance
[VOA] Nairobi -In Kenya and many parts of the world, family planning is mostly considered a woman's responsibility. Procedures that affect men, like vasectomies, are often shunned and stigmatized. But in Kenya, vasectomies are slowly gaining acceptance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Nyabihu and Nyamasheke Lead Vasectomy Drive in Rwanda
[New Times] The Western Province districts of Nyabihu and Nyamasheke have the highest number of men who underwent vasectomy, according to research from the Rwanda Biomedical Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 per cent anticipated turnout
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– “At 55, I already have four children. I realized that I do not have enough resources to take care of more mouths in my family,” explained Lamour Denis, at a reproductive health clinic in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. “So,” he added, resolutely, “I decided to do it.”He decided to get a vasectomy. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

New Study Suggests Vasectomy Could Help Kenya Achieve Its Family Planning Goals
April 25, 2018Results from a 2018 qualitative study in Kenya suggest that scaling up vasectomy services could help the country build on decades of family planning progress and help achieve itsfamily planning goals, including increasing its modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) to 66% by the year 2030.IntraHealth International conducted the study with 19 vasectomy clients, seven vasectomy providers, and eight county health officials to learn more about why —despite significant increases in the use of other modern forms of contraception—a negligible number of women (0.0% in thelast national demographic and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Permanent Birth Control: His and Her Options
If you're sure you don't want kids, find out from WebMD what's involved with permanent birth control options like vasectomy and tubal ligation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies
In fact, an athenahealth study found that urologists in its network did 30 percent more vasectomies during the first week of March Madness in 2016 than in an average week during the rest of the year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Vasectomy Has Some Risks
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 16, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, FYI, Source Type: news

' March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies
FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 -- Thinking about a vasectomy? Now -- as March Madness begins -- might be just the time for the procedure. The NCAA basketball tournament and other major " sporting events are a popular time for men to schedule a vasectomy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Vasectomy Has Some Risks
-- About 500,000 men have a vasectomy each year in the United States, preventing sperm from reaching the semen during ejaculation. While the operation is safe and highly effective in preventing pregnancy, it has its risks, the U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Vasectomy Has Some Risks
Title: Health Tip: Vasectomy Has Some RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies
Title: 'March Madness' a Peak Time for VasectomiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'Vas Madness': Why Boston urologists love the NCAA tournament
The NCAA tournament bracket was just released, but March Madness already has a clear winner: urologists. In recent years, urologists have been reporting an increase in the number of vasectomies they perform during the month of March. Apparently, men are scheduling their procedures to coincide with the tournament — particularly the first few days, when they can sit on the couch and watch basketball for hours on end while recovering with an ice pack. The trend has some empirical support. Last March,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

'Vas Madness': Why Boston urologists love the NCAA tournament
The NCAA tournament bracket was just released, but March Madness already has a clear winner: urologists. In recent years, urologists have been reporting an increase in the number of vasectomies they perform during the month of March. Apparently, men are scheduling their procedures to coincide with the tournament — particularly the first few days, when they can sit on the couch and watch basketball for hours on end while recovering with an ice pack. The trend has some empirical support. Last March,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

HealthLoop Hopes to Improve Doc-Patient Relationship
When Jordan Shlain, MD, began practicing medicine 20 years ago, he immediately knew there were some problems in the profession he chose to pursue. During a session at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference on Tuesday, Shlain spoke passionately about his profession and desire to help change the healthcare system. “When I went into medicine in 1997, I realized the entire system was broken,” Shlain said, confessing his dismay to the audience. “Trying to be a doctor in a broken system leads to burnout and dissatisfaction. I’ve been on a 20-year mission to identify what’s...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Men have more sex after a vasectomy
Just over 12% of the men surveyed had sex more often after having the snip,  Frankfurt University researchers found. Meanwhile, just 4.5% reported having it less often. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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