Did you know?
- When a male dog is neutered he is having his testicles removed.
- Testosterone and sperm are produced in the testicles, however only sperm goes out through the vas deferns.
- Although produced in the testicles, testosterone goes out into the body through the blood system.
- So…a vasectomy, which severs and occludes the vas tubes, prevents sperm from being in the ejaculate and does not affect the testosterone level.
- Tell that to your friends at work who, upon hearing that you are having a vasectomy, that no, you won’t be having a voice like a girl. Now you know why.
- After a vasectomy you are infertile, not impotent.
- Because the testosterone remains the same you have no change in your libido.
- It takes about 30 ejaculations to clear the vas tube of sperm beyond the vasectomy site so you will be advised to use protection until the urologist confirms the absence of sperm by microscopic evaluation or a home kit called spermcheck.com which can be ordered online.
In case you have other questions…below is an informative and slightly humorous podcast by Dr. McHugh entitled Vasectomy 101 (Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.)
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Vasectomy Not Associated With Prostate Cancer
Urology – February 28, 2009 – Vol. 25 – No. 04
Article Reviewed: Vasectomy and the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Holt SK, Salinas CA, Stanford JL: J Urol; 2008;180 (December): 2565-2568.
Dr. McHugh answers vasectomy questions from patients all over the USA on vasectomy.com. If you click on the link below and then click on Q and A you’ll be directed to all of the questions he’s answered over the years. The site breaks down the categories to help navigate to a particular area of concern. If you have a vasectomy question you can post it on vasectomy.com under “Ask the Doctor” and the likelihood is that Dr. McHugh will be asked to answer it. Give it a whirl!
Remember to then click on Q and A to get the archives of Dr. McHugh’s answers.
Predictive factors for vasectomy include income, number of biologic children, access to care, education level, religion, and race.
Article Reviewed: Vasectomy Demographics and Postvasectomy Desire for Future Children: Results From a Contemporary National Survey. Sharma V, Le BV, et al: Fertil Steril; 2013;99 (June): 1880-1885.