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Associations & Organizations
General Health & Wellness
Male Infertility & Men's Health
Pregnancy & Parenting
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RELEVANT ARTICLES

Vasectomy From the Couple's Perspective - One couple candidly discusses their experience (and their post-vasectomy sex life)
Stand-Up Comedian Sits Down for a Vasectomy
- Award-winning comedian Tom Simmons took to Twitter during his vasectomy
From "Ooh No" to "Oh, Alright"
- A father of four describes his vasectomy experience
What Are the Chances of Pregnancy after Vasectomy?
- It's one of the most common forms of birth control, but can it fail?
Can a Vasectomy Cause Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease?
- How serious is the link between vasectomy and degenerative brain disease? Not very, according to research done to date.
Of Vasectomies, Vitamins and Prostate-Cancer Risk: New Hutchinson Center Study Examines the Links
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Birth Control for Men Edges Closer
- Nature News article about hormone-free, reversible infertility in mice
Unsnipped: More Men Seeking Vasectomy Reversals
– MSNBC

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PUBLICATIONS

Facts About Vasectomy Safety - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, NIH Publication Number 96-4094, April 1996
Vasectomy: AUA Guidelines
- Guidelines for urologists, published by the American Urology Association (AUA)
EverydayHealth.com - Information on vasectomy and the future of male birth control
Journal American Medical Association - Researchers find no link between the procedure prostate cancer. (2002. 287:311-3115.)

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ALTERNATIVE CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS

FDA Birth Control Guide - U.S. Food & Drug Administration's guide to various contraceptive options
Reproductive Health: Contraception - CDC's guide to contraception
WomensHealth.gov
- Comprehensive birth-control methods FAQ
PlannedParenthood.org
- Offers a comprehensive overview on various birth control methods and their effectiveness.
VasCenters - Information for partners about vasectomy and reversals

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ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

American Urological Association (AUA)- Professional association of urologists, which supplies extensive information about vasectomies, vasectomy reversals, and other urological procedures and conditions.
Engender Health - Global organization devoted to women's health and family planning.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) - An internationally recognized non-profit dedicated to providing multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy, and standards in reproductive medicine.

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GENERAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

MayoClinic.com - An online information resource affiliated with the Mayo Clinic
eHealthLibrary.com - Links to general health sites
About.Com Health & Fitness - Large online library of health-related topics
MedicineNet.com - Broad medical content by physicians, medical professionals, and other health experts
Men's Health Network - An educational organization devoted specifically to men's health

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MALE STERILIZATION AND INFERTILITY

UrologyChannel - Comprehensive information about urologic conditions.
Cornell University Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery
- Authoritative information regarding vasectomy, reversal and male fertility and infertility
My-Vasectomy.Com - One man's lighthearted description of his vasectomy procedure, with photos
Vasectomyspecialists.com - How to locate a specialist in vasectomies in your area

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SPERM BANK ACCREDITATION

Sperm Banking: A Valuable Option - When, why, and how sperm banking can be useful
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) - A scientific and educational non-profit organization with more than 100 accredited tissue banks
California Cryobank
– Information on how institutions gaine accreditation and how to choose a sperm bank


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