Vasectomy & Sex

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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ED_Pill_viagra_cartoon_shutterstock_18211399Does Vasectomy Affect Erections?

Vasectomy is not known to affect erection quality or erection hardness. There are no studies to support the claim that vasectomy has any effect on erections in men.

Vasectomy involves cutting the tube that carries sperm.  Erections are caused by blood flow to the penis. There is no common connection that can cause erectile dysfunction after vasectomy.

Does Vasectomy Affect Testosterone Levels in Men?

There are no studies to support the claim that testosterone level is affected by vasectomy.

Testosterone is produced mostly in the testes but leaves testes via the bloodstream.  Sperm leave the testis via vas deferens which are cut during the vasectomy.  There is no reason for a vasectomy to have an effect on testosterone levels unless there is a rare complication of testicular artery injury during the procedure (which can cause testicular atrophy).

Does Vasectomy Lead to Decrease in Sexual Interest?

Vasectomy has no effect on sexual libido in men. There is no decrease in sexual interest after vasectomy. As a matter of fact, many men experience an increase in sexual interest due to less concern about the possibility of pregnancy.

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist in NYC. He specializes in sexual and reproductive issues that affect men.   He performs no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy under local anesthesia avoiding the risks of general anesthesia. 

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call (646) 663-5922.   


 

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