Association between vasectomy and risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis.

@article{Xu2021AssociationBV,
  title={Association between vasectomy and risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Yawei Xu and Lei Li and Wuping Yang and Kenan Zhang and Kaifang Ma* and Haibiao Xie and Jingcheng Zhou and Lin Cai and Yan-qing Gong and Zheng Zhang and Kan Gong},
  journal={Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases},
  year={2021}
}
  • Yawei Xu, Lei Li, +8 authors K. Gong
  • Published 29 April 2021
  • Medicine
  • Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases
BACKGROUND The debate over the association between vasectomy and prostate cancer has been lasted about 40 years and there is no sign of stopping. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate whether vasectomy is associated with prostate cancer based on the most comprehensive and up-to-date evidence available. METHODS The PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases were systematically searched inception to March 14, 2021 without year or language restriction. Multivariable adjusted risk ratios… 

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