Relating economic conditions to vasectomy and vasectomy reversal frequencies: A multi-institutional study

Vidit Sharma, Sherwin Zargaroff, Kunj R. Sheth, Brian V. Le, James M. Dupree, Jay I. Sandlow, A. Scott Polackwich, Jason Hedges, Eugene Fuchs, Marc Goldstein, Robert E. Brannigan

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Purpose It was theorized that the use of permanent contraceptive methods may vary with economic conditions. We evaluated the relationship between vasectomy/vasectomy reversal frequencies at several large referral centers and national economic indicators during 2 recessions spanning 2001 to 2011. Materials and Methods We performed an institutional review board approved, retrospective chart review to identify the number of vasectomies/vasectomy reversals per month at several large referral centers from January 2001 to July 2011. The rates of these procedures were pooled, correlated with national economic data and analyzed in a multivariate linear regression model. Results A total of 4,599 vasectomies and 1,549 vasectomy reversals were performed at our institutions during the study period. The number of vasectomies per month positively correlated with the unemployment rate (r = 0.556, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1835-1840
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume191
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • income
  • testis
  • unemployment
  • vasectomy
  • vasovasostomy

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  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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Sharma, V., Zargaroff, S., Sheth, K. R., Le, B. V., Dupree, J. M., Sandlow, J. I., ... Brannigan, R. E. (2014). Relating economic conditions to vasectomy and vasectomy reversal frequencies: A multi-institutional study. Journal of Urology, 191(6), 1835-1840. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2013.12.045

Relating economic conditions to vasectomy and vasectomy reversal frequencies : A multi-institutional study. / Sharma, Vidit; Zargaroff, Sherwin; Sheth, Kunj R.; Le, Brian V.; Dupree, James M.; Sandlow, Jay I.; Polackwich, A. Scott; Hedges, Jason; Fuchs, Eugene; Goldstein, Marc; Brannigan, Robert E.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 191, No. 6, 2014, p. 1835-1840.

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Sharma, V, Zargaroff, S, Sheth, KR, Le, BV, Dupree, JM, Sandlow, JI, Polackwich, AS, Hedges, J, Fuchs, E, Goldstein, M & Brannigan, RE 2014, 'Relating economic conditions to vasectomy and vasectomy reversal frequencies: A multi-institutional study', Journal of Urology, vol. 191, no. 6, pp. 1835-1840. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2013.12.045
Sharma, Vidit ; Zargaroff, Sherwin ; Sheth, Kunj R. ; Le, Brian V. ; Dupree, James M. ; Sandlow, Jay I. ; Polackwich, A. Scott ; Hedges, Jason ; Fuchs, Eugene ; Goldstein, Marc ; Brannigan, Robert E. / Relating economic conditions to vasectomy and vasectomy reversal frequencies : A multi-institutional study. In: Journal of Urology. 2014 ; Vol. 191, No. 6. pp. 1835-1840.
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