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Author Philp, T. ♦ Guillebaud, J. ♦ Budd, D.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract From April 1970 to December 1980, 14 047 men underwent vasectomy for sterilisation under local anaesthetic at this clinic. In each man sterility was confirmed by two analyses of semen showing azoospermia. Allowing for a minimum follow up of three years, the wives of six of these men subsequently became pregnant between 16 months and three years after vasectomy. Analyses of semen confirmed recanalisation of the vasa deferentia in all six men. Only five similar cases initially fulfilling the same criteria for sterility have previously been reported. Full account of the rare possibility of recanalisation should be taken both when couples are counselled preoperatively and when pregnancy occurs after the male partner has been confirmed to be sterile.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1984-07-14
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 289
Issue Number 6437
Page Count 3
Starting Page 77
Ending Page 79


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)