Navigation Links
Half of Men Fail to Check if Vasectomy is Working
Date:12/28/2009

Doctors routinely ask that men come back to ensure effectiveness, but many don't, study finds

MONDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of men who get vasectomies don't return for follow-up tests that make sure the procedure is working, new research suggests.

Those who don't go back, and therefore risk an unwanted pregnancy, are more likely to be smokers, not highly educated and the fathers of four or more children, the study found.

The findings show the need for better communication between doctors and vasectomy patients, especially those at higher risk of not following up, said study co-author Yefim Sheynkin, an associate professor of urology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Overall, vasectomy is a "pretty darned good" form of birth control, said Dr. John K. Amory, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington Medical School "It's about 99 percent effective."

In rare cases, a vasectomy fails. In those cases, sperm can make it into semen and impregnate a woman.

To make sure that any remaining sperm has cleared out of the vas deferens tubes, doctors routinely ask patients to provide a semen sample about three months after the vasectomy procedure, Amory said.

Total clearance usually takes 20 to 30 ejaculations, he said, noting sperm can stay alive for weeks.

"We want to see a sperm count of zero after three months," he said. "There are millions and millions of sperm. If only 1 percent of them are alive, that's still a lot."

Amory said about half of men fail to return for the follow-up test, and the new study confirms that number.

The researchers, who report their findings in the December issue of Contraception, examined the medical records of 214 vasectomy patients to see what role sociodemographic factors might play in follow-up.

Forty-six percent didn't get a post-vasectomy semen analysis.
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Big Whoppers of 2009 from FactCheck.org
2. California Announces 2010 as The Year of the Checkpoint
3. Better Hearing Institute Urges People with Diabetes to Get Their Hearing Checked; Joins in Global Effort to Promote World Diabetes Day
4. Extra Hour to Prepare: APHA Reminds You to Check Emergency Stockpile Kits When Setting Your Clocks on Nov. 1
5. Team Chincheck Goes Miles for Smiles
6. The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Announces Request for Applications for Income Tax Check-Off Research Grants
7. Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Immucor, Inc. by the Law Firm of Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP
8. London Hospitality Sector Fails To Check-In For Cost Savings
9. Planned Parenthood Stresses Importance of Regular Checkups During Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
10. Millions of Seniors to Receive Smaller Social Security Checks in 2010: TSCL First National Group to Call for Emergency COLA Legislation
11. Prognosis: A New Tool Now for Healthcare Reform and the Influenza Epidemic; ‘Cell Membranes' Tell the Story; PrognostiCheck Detects the Severity of Any Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Recognizing ... International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference announced today ... enrolled in studies of medicine or a healthcare-related field, ... advantage of special student-only discounts for the conference, scheduled ... the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. , “As ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Many lawyers take up the law for ... injustices, and preserve the rule of law. Upholding these values ... as crusading and exemplary by some, but reckless and inconvenient ... seed might be planted within the legal system itself, the ... for an attorney - a referral to the bar's disciplinary ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Staying ... can be tricky at best. Men and women get sucked ... husbands, wives, life partners, and taxi services to kids. ... Black, offers her "3 Fast + Fun Ways to Reignite ... free download . , “This is a much better ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... but no matter how hard you hit, your opponent ... said of highly treatment-resistant cancers, such as head and ... cells repair themselves, survive and thrive. Head and neck ... world, but the late detection and treatment resistance result ... of Michigan researchers have found that a particular proteinTRIP13encourages ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Updox, the industry leader for ... release of a “Twelve Questions to Ask When Selecting a ... evaluating Health Information Service Providers (HISPs) for Direct Messaging to ... and Epic electronic health records (EHRs) need to separately contract ... using the Direct protocol. , “Selecting a HISP ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Student Discounts Offered for International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Student Discounts Offered for International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference 3Health News:Supreme Court Press Petition of the Month for July 2014: Shutting Down Inconvenient Lawyers By Disbarment or Suspension 2Health News:Supreme Court Press Petition of the Month for July 2014: Shutting Down Inconvenient Lawyers By Disbarment or Suspension 3Health News:Couples in Trouble Relationship Expert, Dr. Jackie Black, Offers a Gift Guide to Reignite the Spark So Lovers Can Kiss-And-Make-Up 2Health News:Couples in Trouble Relationship Expert, Dr. Jackie Black, Offers a Gift Guide to Reignite the Spark So Lovers Can Kiss-And-Make-Up 3Health News:Updox Introduces Resources to Help Hospitals Choose the Right HISP for Direct Messaging 2Health News:Updox Introduces Resources to Help Hospitals Choose the Right HISP for Direct Messaging 3Health News:Updox Introduces Resources to Help Hospitals Choose the Right HISP for Direct Messaging 4
... , WASHINGTON, July 31 Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued ... and Commerce Committee to pass the America,s Affordable Health Choices Act, ... The House Ways and Means Committee and Education and Labor Committee ... "For more than 60 years, we have tried as a ...
... , , PHOENIX, July 31 ... of Columbus are gathering for their 127th annual convention, to be held ... in Phoenix, Arizona. The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, is ... 11 countries on three continents. , , In addition ...
... , , WASHINGTON, July 31 ... will be held in Copan Ruinas, Honduras on September 24-26, ... of over 110 medical brigades, universities, churches, hospitals, civic clubs ... companies involved in volunteer work in Honduras. , , ...
... cancer neuroblastoma are eight times more likely to have ... more likely to have lower incomes than their siblings, ... the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . ... on the long-term outcomes for neuroblastoma survivors. Caroline ...
... WASHINGTON, July 31 After adding abortion coverage and funding ... 3200, the Energy and Commerce Committee today rejected an amendment ... provide abortion coverage. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins ... , , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) , ...
... , , , , ... Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: BBVUF, BBVVF and BBVWF) (the "Company") announced ... Migami, Inc. to enter into a business combination. Pursuant to ... has until February 13, 2010 to complete the business combination. If ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Knights of Columbus Gather in Phoenix for 127th International Convention 2Health News:Conference on Honduras 2009 Set for Copan Ruinas 2Health News:Long-term health and social outcomes for neuroblastoma survivors 2Health News:Once Again, House Rejects Amendment Preventing Taxpayer Funding for Abortion 2Health News:BBV Vietnam S.E.A. Acquisition Corp. Announces Signing of Letter of Intent for Business Combination with Migami, Inc. 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX ) ("Columbia" ... the three and six-month periods ended June 30, ... from the contribution of the Molecular Profiles services ... an anticipated and temporary decline in product revenues ... in one high-volume, high-margin market. Throughout the renewal ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will ... its partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation (Asahi Kasei). ... submission of a regulatory application to the Japanese ... ® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment ...
(Date:7/30/2014)...  There is still time to share your ... Annual Institute for Supply Management ® – ... Management is open for submissions.  The annual competition ... of supply management by recognizing supply management organizations ... practices.  Entries are due August 22, 2014. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11Columbia Laboratories Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 12Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 4Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 5Institute for Supply Management, Michigan State University to recognize companies with excellent supply management practices 2
... Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Phase 2a clinical ... completed by January 21, 2011. Our company focuses ... market of androgenetic alopecia treatment and has developed a new ... androgenetic alopecia treatment was performed in 48 patients with mild-to-moderate ...
... 21, 2011 Cardiac Science Corporation , a ... and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices that connect ... information systems, today announced it has completed certification with ... its HeartCentrix cardiology device connectivity solution for its resting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:R-Tech Ueno Completes Phase 2a Clinical Study of RK-023 to Treat Androgenetic Alopecia 2R-Tech Ueno Completes Phase 2a Clinical Study of RK-023 to Treat Androgenetic Alopecia 3Cardiac Science Extends Device Connectivity to Allscripts Professional™ Electronic Health Record 2Cardiac Science Extends Device Connectivity to Allscripts Professional™ Electronic Health Record 3Cardiac Science Extends Device Connectivity to Allscripts Professional™ Electronic Health Record 4Cardiac Science Extends Device Connectivity to Allscripts Professional™ Electronic Health Record 5
... CEQ 8000 is a fully automated genetic ... capillary array with a patented linear polyacrylamide ... applies the voltage program, and analyzes the ... data quality and even customize automated data ...
Basic critical care testing. Measures pH, pCO2, and pO2 from 85 L whole-blood sample....
... parameters from just 95 L of ... as well as any combination of ... Unique technology reduces to a minimum ... on the accuracy of blood gas, ...
348 is fully automated blood gas systems offering a cost-effective solution for critical care testing in settings with low to medium workloads....
Medicine Products: