Vasectomy


Vasectomy is frequently carried out in the community surgery setting, with the No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) being the recommended approach based on current evidence, although this is better named MIV – Minimally Invasive Vasectomy, as some surgeons still use a scalpel to make the initial small incision in the scrotal skin.

In ASPC, we have been collecting data on vasectomies undertaken in the community over the last 8 years, with data on over 35,000 vasectomies in total.

We achieve this using an ASPC standardised Audit Questionnaire on Survey Monkey, available to all members, to show not just ‘how you’re driving’, but also how you are ‘driving compared to other road users’.

If you are a GP or hospital doctor who operates in a community vasectomy service, please consider contributing your data to our national vasectomy audit (you need to be a member of ASPC to be granted permission to use the survey). Contact our secretary to find out more.

If you are a GP who is interested in starting a vasectomy service, then please return to this page in the near future as we are planning to develop an advice page for setting up community surgical services. Meanwhile, please contact our secretary, who in turn will put you in touch with other ASPC members who can help and offer advice.

Related Resources:

 

[1] FSRH 2014 Guidelines on Male and Female Sterilisation (https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/cec-ceu-guidance-sterilisation-cpd-sep-2014/