Vasectomy doesn’t cut sex drive

Men should not be deterred from having a vasectomy by fears it will reduce their sex drive or lead to impotence, US researchers say.

Vasectomy is not associated with decreased sexual frequency and, if anything, may increase sex frequency by removing fears about unplanned pregnancy, according to a study of more than 350 vasectomised men.

Urologists at Stanford University Medical School found that the average frequency of sexual intercourse was about six times per month for the vasectomised men compared with five times a month in a control group of 5500 non-vasectomised men.

Similar results were reported in a separate