Glossary

Vagina

The "birth canal" leading from the vulva to the cervix. "Vaginitis" refers to inflammation of the vagina.

Varicocele

An enlarged vein in the scrotum that can lead to infertility.

Varicocele

A varicose vein of the testicles that causes the testes to heat up and may lead to a decrease in sperm production with resulting male infertility.

Varicocelectomy (microscopic)

Most common operation to repair varioceceles.

Vas Deferens

The tube through which sperm pass from the epididymis to the urethra. "Vasectomy" refers to a surgical sterilization of this tube.

Vasectomy

The accidental or elective surgical separation of the vasa deferential a procedure used for birth control.

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