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Instructional Course

032IC - Vasectomy: A Very Practical Case-Based Course on Preoperative, Intraoperative & Postoperative Management

Saturday, May 19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2009

This course will use real cases to illustrate the most important points in the AUA Vasectomy Guideline, which is the first and only evidence-based guideline on this topic and the gold standard for vasectomy surgeons. The audience will be strongly encouraged to participate in the case discussions. The cases will focus on preoperative counseling and preparation for vasectomy, surgical and anesthetic techniques and postoperative management of the vasectomy patient. Many practical tips will be included and there will be robust discussion of a number of ethical dilemmas related to vasectomy. The course will be interesting to anyone who performs vasectomy or counsels patients about contraception and family planning.

Learning Objectives:

Ira D. Sharlip


Ira D. Sharlip, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of California at San Francisco. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned B.A. and M.D. degrees. He did his postgraduate medical training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California at San Francisco and the Middlesex Hospital in London, England. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Urology. He practices clinical urology and urological surgery in San Francisco.

Dr. Sharlip has long been interested in urological problems of the male sexual and reproductive systems. In the field of reproductive urology, he was one of the early innovators in developing microsurgical vasectomy reversal. Currently, Dr. Sharlip serves the American Urological Association as Co-Chair of the Vasectomy Guideline Committee. This committee has written the first comprehensive evidence-based document which identifies optimum preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative practices in vasectomy.

An expert on male circumcision and its relationship to the HIV epidemic, Dr. Sharlip serves on the Technical Advances Group (TAG) on Innovations in Male Circumcision of the World Health Organization. This committee evaluates new devices which are being developed to facilitate the scale-up of male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa.

In the field of sexual medicine, he is founder and Past-President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and Past President of the International Society for Sexual Medicine. Author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, he was a founder and later Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.


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Stanton C. Honig

Yale University School of Medicine

Stanton Honig MD is a Clinical Professor of Urology, Director of Men’s Health and Clinical lead of the Transgender Program at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his urologic training at Boston University School of Medicine and fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1993.
He subspecializes in Male Reproduction and Sexual Medicine. He actively participates in clinical research that focuses on male reproduction, vasectomy, erectile dysfunction, testis cancer/?fertility link, peyronie’s disease, hypogonadism and gender affirming surgery.
With his expertise in gender affirming surgery, he has started the first Transgender Surgery program in the Northeast.
He is actively involved in the teaching program at Yale and University of Connecticut on the above areas. He directs the Men”s Health section of the “Across the Lifespan” module of the medical school curriculum at Yale. He lectures regularly nationally and internationally on these topics.
A regular American Urological Association Plenary Session, he has spoken on “The Economics of Male Infertility (2002)”, “Current Treatment of Varicoceles (2009)”, The New WHO Semen Analysis Guidelines (2011), Peyronie’s disease (2013) and Male Rejuvenation (2016) and Transgender Surgery (2017).He is the author of numerous papers and presentations in Journal of Urology, Fertility and Sterility, Urology etc.
He is the past President of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR). He is an expert reviewer for Journal of Urology, Urology, Fertility and Sterility, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Andrology, and Reproduction.

He is currently on the AUA Vasectomy Guidelines Committee, CDC Male Infertility Working Group, faculty for the AUA Vasectomy Course and the Urology Care Foundation Reproductive and Sexual Committee, Hands on Faculty course on Gender Affirming Surgery and Chair of the AUA Education Working Group on Transgender care.


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Joel L. Marmar

Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey

Joel L. Marmar, M.D.
Current-Director of Men’s Health Services, Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern, Central and Southern New jersey
Medical school-University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency- Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
Retired- Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ (former Staff &past Division Head of Urology: now Honorary Staff)
Retired- Professor of Urology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan Univ.
Co- author- AUA Vasectomy Guideline
Charter member- American Society of Andrology, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, Society for Male Reproduction and Urology


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Jay Sandlow

Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Jay Sandlow received his MD from Rush University in Chicago. He then completed his urology residency at the University of Iowa, as well as a 2 year fellowship in Male Infertility sponsored by the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases (AFUD). He is currently Professor and Vice-Chairman of Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has been a member of the AUA since 1993. He is actively involved in all Andrology and male infertility societies, including the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU), and the American Society of Andrology (ASA), all of which is a Past President. He is also an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, where has has served as the SMRU representative to the Practice Guidelines Committee. He has also been on the board of the Society for Reproductive Surgeons. He has served on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Journal of Andrology and Fertility and Sterility.

Dr Sandlow has authored multiple publications regarding infertility evaluation and treatment, as well as vasectomy, including serving as Guest Editor for Urologic Clinics of North America (Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal) and Editor of “Microsurgery for Fertility Specialists: a Practical Text”. He helped develop the American Urological Association’s Vasectomy Guidelines and has taught courses on infertility, microsurgery, and vasectomy at national meetings. His research interests center around male infertility, specifically varicoceles, as well as male contraception and fertility preservation. Dr Sandlow is fellowship director for the Male Infertility/Andrology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and also volunteers his time at the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured in Milwaukee, as well as the No-Scalpel Vasectomy International mission to the Philippines each year.


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