Rumour: Getting a vasectomy increases the risk of prostate cancer.
Truth: This is false.
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, getting a vasectomy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer or of mortality. Read more about vasectomy procedures here.
- Jacobs EJ, Anderson RL, Stevens VL, Newton CC, Gansler T, Gapstur SM. Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality in a Large US Cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2016;34(32):3880-3885. doi:10.1200/JCO.2015.66.2361