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How common is vasectomy?

Worldwide about 50 million men have had a vasectomy -- it is a commonly used form of contraception in many parts of the world. Each year, about 500,000 men in the US get a vasectomy, with rates higher among more educated and higher-income men.

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How is a conventional vasectomy performed?
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Can a vasectomy reversal cause low sex drive?
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How is a vasectomy done?
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