[PDF] Vasectomy: AUA guideline

American Urological Association
Publication date:
01 May 2012


Sharlip ID, Belker AM, Honig S et al. (2012) Vasectomy: AUA guideline. Linthicum, MD: American Urological Association 

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance to clinicians who offer vasectomy services. This guidance covers pre-operative evaluation and consultation of prospective vasectomy patients; techniques for local anesthesia, isolation of the vas deferens and occlusion of the vas deferens during vasectomy; post-operative follow-up; post-vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA) and potential complications and consequences of vasectomy.

Publisher's note: This Guideline was edited in 2015 to include additional information related to vasectomy and the risk of prostate cancer.