Much of the published literature on vasectomy has been produced from the Elliot-Smith Clinic which ran in Oxford for over 40 years.
The following publications give more detail about the guidelines on vasectomy and where most data on risks and complication rates are derived.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines on sterilisation (male and female)
- Complications of Vasectomy: A review of 16,000 Patients
T Philp, J Guillbaud and D Budd
British Journal of Urology (1984)
- The long-term outcome following “special clearance” after vasectomy
AH Davies, RJ Sharp, D Cranston and RG Mitchell
British Journal of Urology (1990)
- Temporary reappearance of sperm 12 months after vasectomy clearance.
TS O’Brien, D Cranston, P Ashwin, E Turner, IZ MacKenzie, and J Guillbaud
British Journal of Urology (1995)
- How reliable is vasectomy?
N Haldar, D Cranson, E Turner, I MacKenzie and J Guillebaud
- The incidence of chronic scrotal pain after vasectomy: a prospective audit
TA Leslie, RO Illing, DW Cranston and J Guillebaud
British Journal of Urology International (2007)