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va·sec·to·my

 (və-sĕk′tə-mē, vā-zĕk′-)
n. pl. va·sec·to·mies
Surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, usually as a means of sterilization.

vasectomy

(vəˈsɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, esp as a method of contraception

va•sec•to•my

(væˈsɛk tə mi, veɪˈzɛk-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical excision of part or all of the vas deferens to effect sterility in men.
[1895–1900; vas (deferens) + -ectomy]
va•sec′to•mize`, v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.

vasectomy

surgical excision of part of the vas deferens, the duct which carries sperm from the testes, performed as a form of male contraception.
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surgical excision of part of the vas deferens, the duet which carries sperm from the testes, performed as a form of male contraception.
See also: Birth

vasectomy

Surgery to sever the vas deferens in order to cause sterility.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vasectomy - surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization
Translations

vasectomy

[væˈsektəmɪ] Nvasectomía f

vasectomy

[vəˈsɛktəmi] nvasectomie f

vasectomy

nVasektomie f (spec), → Sterilisation f (des Mannes)

vasectomy

[væˈsɛktəmɪ] nvasectomia

va·sec·to·my

n. vasectomía, excisión parcial y ligadura de los conductos deferentes para impedir la salida de espermatozoides en el semen, procedimiento gen. usado como contraceptivo.

vasectomy

n (pl -mies) vasectomía
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The typical success rate of pregnancy following a vasectomy reversal is 55% if performed within 10 years, and drops to approximately 25% if performed after 10 years.
Mrs Justice Eleanor King, sitting in the Court of Protection in London, ruled that a vasectomy could take place after hearing that DE does not want to become a father again and another child could cause him "psychological harm".
A man with learning difficulties could become the first person in the UK to have a vasectomy ordered by a judge to stop him having more children.
The vasectomy service at the One to One sexual health centre in Shiremoor, North Tyneside, now has two doctors delivering the male sterilisation procedure.
Abstract: Vasectomy is done to produce infertility by surgically removing a portion of the ductus deferens from both testicles.
Although you were wrong to keep the vasectomy a secret, no one should allow themselves to be emotionally blackmailed into having a baby.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Men, who don't know when to stop using contraceptive methods after vasectomy, can now resort to a medical home test kit based on a protein discovered at the University of Virginia Health System, called SpermCheck Vasectomy.
1) Vasectomy is one of the most reliable family planning methods but is underutilised worldwide, accounting for only 5-10% of contraceptive methods, and in most African countries this figure is much lower.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Condoms and vasectomy remain the only options for male contraception, but that may change within a few years if promising methods under investigation pan out in clinical trials, Sharon Myoji Schnare said at a meeting on contraceptive technology sponsored by Contemporary Forms.
Current condom use is 5% and vasectomy rates are 1%.
Later, when legislators approved tubal ligation, women once again bore the burden of invasive surgery, although a partner's vasectomy most certainly would have involved far less cost, recovery time and pain.
Taiwan also requires spousal notification, but not permission, for an abortion, vasectomy, or tubal ligation.