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semen analysis
This test is done as a part of fertility studies and is also required to establish the effectiveness of vasectomy. Sperm cells are counted and examined for motility and shape.
digital rectal examination (DRE)
Examination of the prostate gland using finger palpation through the rectum.
circumcision
A surgical procedure to remove the prepuce of the penis.
vasovasostomy
Reversal of a vasectomy.
vasectomy
The vas deferens on each side is cut, a piece is removed, and the free ends are folded and ligated (tied) with sutures. This procedure sterilizes the male, so that sperm are not released with the semen.
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
A resectoscope is inserted into the urethra, and pieces of the prostate gland are removed using an electrical hot-loop attached to the resectoscope.
castration
This is removal of the testicles. When a male is castraed before puberty, he becomes a eunuch.
PSA assay
This is a test to determine levels of prostate-specific antigen in the blood.