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Category: Vasectomy

What Every Man Should Know About Vasectomies

Half a million men in the U.S. undergo a vasectomy each year, and it has now become the most commonly performed urological procedure. By comparison though, three times more women undergo permanent contraception. With tubal ligation comes more health risks for the female because it is a more invasive procedure. In addition, tubal ligation is much more costly, and it requires a longer recovery time. What’s wrong with this picture?

It’s time to clear up some myths about vasectomy procedures and provide some factual information that every man should know.

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Do Vasectomies Increase Your Odds of Getting Prostate Cancer?

When a new study came out in 2014 suggesting that men who had a vasectomy were at increased odds of getting prostate cancer, questions and apprehensions emerged. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), reported an “increased risk of the most lethal kind of prostate cancer” for men who had vasectomies done. This has since caused worrisome thoughts for men who previously had the procedure and increased hesitations for those thinking about getting one in the future.

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