• The effects of vasectomy on health

    • Fulltext


        Click here to view fulltext PDF

      Permanent link:

    • Keywords


      Auto-immune reactions; immuno-complexes; myocardial infarction

    • Abstract


      The study of possible adverse effects of vasectomy have been mainly focussed on hormonal balance, spermatogenesis, the induction. of auto-immune reactions and cardiovascular changes including the non-fatal myocardial infarction. The review of literature, including our own work on the immunological sequelae of vasectomy, indicates that there is no health hazard following vasectomy. The presence of antibodies to spermatozoa in some individuals, however, may effect future fertility, if reversal is requested.

    • Author Affiliations


      S K Shahani1

      1. Institute for Research in Reproduction, Parel, Bombay - 400 012, India
    • Dates

  • Journal of Biosciences | News

    • Editorial Note on Continuous Article Publication

      Posted on July 25, 2019

      Click here for Editorial Note on CAP Mode

© 2017-2019 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.