Male Sterilization – Vasectomy to No-Scalpel Vasectomy

One of the common myths about No-Scalpel Vasectomy is that it is anew modern method of male sterilisation over conventional vasectomy.

While it is relatively new and has not been used in Ireland for very long, it has been in practice since the 1970’s. Prior to 1974 male sterilisation was done via a traditional vasectomy where 2 incisions are made, one on each side of the scrotum. Each vas deferens, the tube that carries sperm, is then accessed through it’s corresponding incision and the vasectomy is then done. With a No-Scalpel Vasectomy only one small opening, more of a small tear rather than a sharp incision, is made in the middle of the scrotum and each tube is taken accessed through this single opening and then a vasectomy is done on the tubes. As a result you heal quicker, get back to work faster and have less pain after your vasectomy.

Men have a Chinese doctor called Dr. Shunqiang Li to thank for developing No-Scalpel Vasectomy as a new access method to performing a male sterilisation. Dr. Shunqiang Li developed this in China in 1974. In 1985 an team of American surgeons travelled to China to learn the method and in 1985 Dr. Marc Goldstein performed the first No-Scalpel Vasectomy in New York and it has become common practice since then.

The most recent recommendations from the American Urology Association have recommended this as the best and least invasive method of doing a vasectomy and it is the first choice of experienced vasectomists for male sterilsation throughout the world.

For information on how we do a No-Scalpel Vasectomy at please visit us at vasectomy Ireland.

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