The no-scalpel technique was developed in China in 1974 by Dr Shunqiang Li. Conventional vasectomy involves a scalpel incision to both sides of the scrotum and sharp dissection to gain access the vas deferens tubes. The no scalpel technique involves puncturing the scrotal skin with one entry into the middle of the scrotum. No scalpel is used to puncture the skin or importantly in the dissection to isolate the vas deferens. This technique has proven to reduce complication risk by 10 times. In addition, the procedure itself is more comfortable during and also after as no stitch is required to close the skin.
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