Concerns over health risks associated with vasectomy have been raised over the years and have caused undue alarm about vasectomy. Such health risk concerns include: heart disease, high blood pressure, prostate cancer, stroke, mental state changes (such as Alzeheimer’s), and testicular cancer. These concerns were brought about by studies with poor methodology which raised eyebrows. They have been disproven by better performed research studies. In fact, per the American Urological Association Guidelines on vasectomy, “Clinicians do not need to routinely discuss prostate cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, dementia or testicular cancer in pre-vasectomy counseling of patients because vasectomy is not a risk factor for these conditions”.
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