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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, it 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 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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Facts About Vasectomy Reversal

A vasectomy reversal, also known as a vasovasostomy, is a surgical procedure where the tubes are reconnected. A vasovasostomy is considered an outpatient procedure, so an overnight hospital stay isn’t necessary.

Before considering a vasectomy or a vasectomy reversal, it’s important to know the risks associated with the reversal of the procedure.

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