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Vasectomy (cont.)

Vasectomy Pictures

Anatomy of the male reproductive system showing the position of the vas deferens. Image courtesy of vasectomy.md
Anatomy of the male reproductive system showing the position of the vas deferens. Image courtesy of vasectomy.md
 Depiction of vas pulled through a tiny opening during the procedure and then the vas following vasectomy. Image courtesy of vasectomy.md.
Depiction of vas pulled through a tiny opening during the procedure and then the vas following vasectomy. Image courtesy of vasectomy.md.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology

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