FREDERICK J. ZIEGLER, M.D.
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Since the recent adverse publicity concerning ovulation suppressor contraception, there is reason to believe that there has been a major epidemic of unwanted pregnancies and, for many couples, an increase in requests for vasectomy as the most acceptable contraceptive option. A review of the evidence concerning possible psychological upset after vasectomy may therefore be timely. There have been several reports of psychiatric problems after and apparently related to vasectomy (1). Most questionnaire surveys made of couples after vasectomy report almost complete satisfaction with the procedure as a contraceptive method (2). In a follow-up study of some patients who had help
ZIEGLER FJ. Vasectomy and Adverse Psychological Reactions. Ann Intern Med. ;73:853. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-853
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):853.
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