Marie Stopes Vasectomy Technique

As mentioned in the FAQ, there are basically three major procedure types, and a mixture of methods of accessing, cutting and sealing the vas deferens. The main variants being Traditional, No Scalpel (NSV) and Open Ended. There is a fourth method practiced by the Marie Stopes (MSI) clinics in various countries. The method is known as either the Marie Stopes electrocautery no-scalpel vasectomy, or Percutaneous Electrocoagulation Vasectomy technique. The link to the procedure on the MSI site is a .PDF file. There are some diagrams, but the information does not make it clear that the MSI method is different to other methods of vasectomy, and in what respects. The difference between the MSI method and other techniques, is that with the …

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