Non-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV)
23 October 2021
Healthy Pilipinas

Does vasectomy cause cancer?Name of Office: NCDPC

No. Clinical studies indicate that vasectomy does not cause prostate cancer or cancer of the testicles or any other long-term health problems.

Can I still perform physical labor after undergoing vasectomy?Name of Office: NCDPC

Yes. Vasectomy has no effect on a man’s overall health and physical ability. After a rest period of 2 to 5, you can return to your regular activities.

Can vasectomy cause heart problems and harm the immune system?Name of Office: NCDPC

No. There is no evidence that vasectomy increases the risk of cardiovascular disease or immune system problems.

Is vasectomy the same as castration?Name of Office: NCDPC

No. Vasectomy and castration are not the same. Vasectomy is the cutting of the vas deferens while Castration is the surgical removal of the testes. Castration is done only on animals. When the testes are removed, it results in loss of masculinity because of the absence of male hormones (testosterone). Testosterone is produced in the testes. Vasectomy does not involve removal of the man’s testes.

What happens to sperm that are not ejaculated during sexual intercourse? Will they accumulate in the scrotum and cause it to burst or cause other problems?Name of Office: NCDPC

No. The body absorbs sperm that are not ejaculated. Sperm cannot accumulate in the scrotum nor cause the scrotum to burst or harm the body in any way.

Will Philhealth cover the cost of a vasectomy?Name of Office: NCDPC

Yes. If you are a member or a dependent, the procedure is covered by PhilHealth, subject to the provisions of its benefit package.

Will vasectomy cause me to become less macho or make me effeminate?Name of Office: NCDPC

No. Vasectomy does not make a man less macho or make him effeminate. It does not interfere with any normal body function, nor cause other types of changes. After a vasectomy, a man will continue to produce male hormones.