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Letters Vasectomy

Catering for the needs of the new “community surgery,” which includes vasectomy

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 18 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3924
  1. Laurel L Spooner, general practitioner with special interest in minor surgery1
  1. 1Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC), ASPC/ASGBI, London WC2A, UK
  1. laurelspooner{at}

After reviewing the excellent article on vasectomy,1 the council of the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC) has some additional points to make.

Many acute trusts are no longer funded to provide vasectomies and the former primary care trusts have held contracts with GP community surgeons for well over 10 years. During this time, the vasectomy division of the ASPC has trained more than 100 GPs and …

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