Vasectomy & Prostate Cancer
A Danish study looked at a group of Danish men ‘from The National Health Insurance Service Registry.’ The database of over 2 million men included 26,238 cases of Prostate cancer.
- Men who had a Vasectomy ‘had an increased risk of prostate cancer compared with non-vasectomized men.’
- Men who had a Vasectomy had a ‘diminished relative risk of all other cancers.’
All studies that are ‘observational’ need to be treated with a pinch of salt. The researchers did take account of ‘potential known confounding factors’ but it’s almost impossible to truly take account of all confounding factors.
Numerous other studies have found no increased risk of Prostate cancer following a vasectomy.
Vasectomists do not routinely counsel that Vasectomies might increase the risk of Prostate cancer any more than counselling that vasectomy protects against other types of cancer. This study adds nothing to the current literature indicating that Vasectomy is safe.