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Technical Publications and Resources

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Curriculum, 2nd Edition
A comprehensive course designed to train vasectomists and vasectomy assistants who provide no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV). Revised and updated to reflect the latest research findings on NSV, as well as global expert opinion and field experience from many countries, the curriculum emphasizes the information needed to provide safe and effective NSV services and provides for extensive practice time. It is designed to be used by trainers who are skilled, experienced NSV providers and who have previously conducted skills training. (Published with support from The ACQUIRE Project.)
(2007) English. Free. MS-18T: Trainer's Manual, also available as a PDF download; MS-18P: Participant Handbook, also available as a PDF download; MS-18CD: CD-ROM containing Trainer's Manual and Participant Handbook. Scrotal model: MS-07SM. $6. Order these materials.

Note: The book No-Scalpel Vasectomy: An Illustrated Guide for Surgeons, Third Edition (see below) is required for this course. For information about the curriculum and the surgical instruments and model needed to teach this course, contact EngenderHealth's Material Resources team.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy: An Illustrated Guide for Surgeons, Third Edition
An updated version of EngenderHealth's easy-to-use reference book for surgeons who are learning the no-scalpel approach for vasectomy. This latest edition incorporates updated content and revised and improved illustrations, including an expanded description of ligation and excision with fascial interposition, the technique that is now regarded as offering the highest effectiveness. The guide is available in print and on CD-ROM; a trainer's resource CD-ROM, containing the full text of the guide, a presentation script, and transparency masters, is also available.
(2003) English. Available as a PDF download, or on CD-ROM: MS-14CD. Free. / Trainer's resource CD-ROM MS-14TRCD. Free. Order the CD.

Contraceptive Sterilization: Global Issues and Trends
A comprehensive, research-based resource on sterilization that includes up-to-date and in-depth explorations of such topics as high-quality service delivery, who uses sterilization and why, sterilization laws and policies around the world, key factors influencing the use and outcomes of sterilization, overviews of female and male options, research gaps, and projections of future needs. An update of EngenderHealth's landmark 1985 publication Voluntary Sterilization: An International Fact Book.
(2002) English MS-13. $27. Download as PDF.

Factors Affecting Acceptance of Vasectomy in Uttar Pradesh: Insights from Community-Based, Participatory Qualitative Research
RESPOND is providing technical assistance to the Government of Uttar Pradesh to expand awareness of, acceptance of, and access to no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) services. This project brief describes a qualitative anthropological approach used to determine barriers to NSV use, people's perceptions about NSV and family planning, and how these affect decision making on whether to use this permanent method. The rich, social commentary resulting from this work offers crucial insights for understanding the reasons for the low prevalence of vasectomy in Uttar Pradesh. The recommendations are being used to expand awareness about, acceptance of, and access to NSV services in the future.
(2011) Download as a PDF (3MB) from the RESPOND Project

Instruments and Supplies Needed to Provide Clinical Methods of Family Planning
This is a checklist of the minimum number and types of medical instruments and supplies that EngenderHealth recommends as needed for provision of each of the four clinical methods of family planning (hormonal implants, IUDs, female sterilization, and vasectomy).
(2008) English. Download as a PDF (20KB).

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