A vasectomy is an effective, permanent method of birth control for men. Due to its simplicity, safety and effectiveness, vasectomy has remained among the most popular forms of contraception. In addition, vasectomies have a low risk of side effects and complications. This can explain why each year more than half a million men in the U.S. opt to undergo this procedure.
With such popularity, vasectomy procedures have grown to have some common myths and misconceptions circulate around them; one being that a vasectomy may decrease a man’s testosterone levels. When I talk to patients about a vasectomy, I typically have to dispel several popular myths like this one and provide the true answers. … MORE