New research at the University Curtin, which studied almost 10,000 men who underwent vasectomy, found no evidence of a link between the procedure and prostate cancer.
In an article published in the Journal of Urology, the data were examined on the health status of the population 684,660 people with vasectomy, living in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, including the 9754 men who underwent vasectomy.
Lead author Dr. Sean Randall from the Data Communication at the University of Curtin said that previous data on the relationship between vasectomy and prostate cancer have been inconsistent.
"The link between vasectomy and prostate cancer was discussed for many years after the two studies since the early 1990s have shown an increased risk of prostate cancer in men undergoing vasectomy," - said Dr. Randall.
"Our study examined the theory that if the revaluation of vasectomy should theoretically reduce the risk of developing the disease. However, our analysis of the nearly 10,000 changes vasectomy found no link between prostate cancer and the procedure at all."
Dr. Randall said that the study showed that there was no clinically significant relationship between men who have had vasectomies and cancer incidence of prostate.
"Therefore, our studies show that the risk of developing prostate cancer should not be evaluated as a factor for men, which weighed on the need to vasectomy," - said Dr. Randall.
"This study supports previous research that hardly found any links between vasectomy and prostate cancer."