Vasectomy is progressing, but still puts off many men


In France, the intervention takes place in a health establishment (clinic or hospital) and not in a practice. Two techniques are possible: conventional surgery under general anesthesia, or vasectomy without scalpel under local anesthesia (Li technique).

“In Quebec, which has 8 million inhabitants, 13,000 annual vasectomies are performedreports the Dr Vincent Hupertan, urologist. In comparison, France has eight times more inhabitants for 19,000 vasectomies per year: it’s not much, but it’s ten times more than in 2010. Moreover, there is no longer any difficulty in finding a urologist who practices it.”

In France, the intervention takes place in a health establishment (clinic or hospital) and not in a practice. Two techniques are possible: conventional surgery under general anesthesia, or vasectomy without scalpel under local anesthesia (Li technique). This last one is from China. It is necessary to find the vas deferens within the cord on palpation, separate it from the venous bundle, bring it under the skin, take it with special forceps and with pointed pliers, pierce the skin next to it, take out the vas deferens at the outside. The interruption of the channel is done under visual control”, details the Dr Hupertan. In this practice…

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