Vasectomy should be considered for permanent contraception much more frequently than is the current practice in the United States and elsewhere, according to new guidelines from the American Urological Association (AUA) on the provision of vasectomy services.

Three other new AUA guidelines published in the same journal issue cover evidence-based statements for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of overactive bladder; urodynamic testing in common lower urinary tract symptoms; and diagnosis, evaluation, and follow-up of asymptomatic microhematuria.

The guidelines appear in The Journal of Urology (2012;188[6] Suppl 2455-2491).

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