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Will vasectomy affect my sex life?

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Vasectomy will not affect your sex life. It does not decrease your sex drive because it does not affect the production of the male hormone testosterone. It also does not affect your ability to get an erection or ejaculate semen. Because the sperm make up a very small amount of the semen, you will not notice a difference in the amount of semen you ejaculate.1,2


  1. American Academy of Family Physicians. (2010). Vasectomy: What to expect. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/sex-birth-control/birth-control/vasectomy-what-to-expect.html External Web Site Policy [top]
  2. American Urological Association Foundation. (2011). Vasectomy. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=53 External Web Site Policy [top]

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