VAS-2 Vasectomy With the Vax-X
The purpose of this research study is to study an experimental vasectomy device called the Vas-X. This is an experimental study of this new approach to vasectomy.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Vasectomy With the Vas-X, a Simple, Minimally Invasive Device for Male Sterilization: A Pilot Study|
- absence of sperm in ejaculated semen 6 months after vasectomy [ Time Frame: 6-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- any side effects as well as degree of occlusion of the resected segment of vas deferens [ Time Frame: 6-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The Vas-X works by stripping the lining of the vas deferens, the tube that sperm pass through during ejaculation. It is used in a way very similar to routine vasectomy, however, in a routine vasectomy, the vas is burned with an electrical device. With the Vas-X, there is no burning. The investigators are testing the Vas-X to determine whether it will offer a better way of performing a vasectomy.
The investigators will conduct this study at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195|
|Principal Investigator:||John Amory||University of Washington|