Researchers Examine Link Between Dementia And Vasectomies

If you have had a vasectomy, you may be at an increased risk for dementia.

Researchers recently looked at a small group men with PPA, a form of dementia where patients have trouble recalling and understanding words.

And compared them to men with no cognitive impairment, they found 40% of men who had PPA had a vasectomy.

One possible reason for the increase risk?

After a vasectomy, the body creates anti-sperm antibodies that could make their way to the brain, potentially causing damage.

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