Patient Non-Compliance With Vasectomy Follow-Up
Urology – September 30, 2013 – Vol. 30 – No. 10
Nearly 50% of patients do not perform post-vasectomy requested semen analysis.
Article Reviewed: Compliance With Semen Analysis. Duplisea J, Whelan T: J Urol; 2013;189 (June): 2248-2251.
Background: Nearly half a million men undergo vasectomy in the United States each year. While this is generally a straightforward procedure, it is not 100% successful. Post-vasectomy semen analysis helps the physician confidently determine if the procedure was successful, but no consensus exists to guide post-vasectomy semen analysis routine; the 2012 AUA guidelines suggest a single negative sample performed 8 to 16 weeks post-procedure, and <100,000 sperm/mL (non-motile) is considered a success. Patient compliance with post-vasectomy semen analysis is low and few studies review the reasons for poor compliance.
Objective: To determine which men are more or less likely to comply with requested post-vasectomy semen analysis based on…