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How can sex and masturbation affect my risks of getting a prostate cancer?

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Research suggests that the more often men ejaculate, the less likely they are to have prostate cancer. But there’s no proof that ejaculating more actually causes lower chances of prostate cancer. For now, doctors just know they’re connected. It may be that men who do it more tend to have other healthy habits that are lowering their odds.

SOURCES:

European Urology : "Ejaculation Frequency and Risk of Prostate Cancer.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “Ejaculation Frequency and Prostate Cancer,”  "Does frequent ejaculation help ward off prostate cancer?"

Sexual Medicine Reviews : "Evidence for Masturbation and Prostate Cancer Risk: Do We Have a Verdict?"

Medscape: "Best Evidence Yet! Ejaculation Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk,” “Study: Ejaculate More, Have Less Prostate Cancer Risk.”

Urologic Oncology : "Ejaculatory frequency and the risk of aggressive prostate cancer: Findings from a case-control study."

Journal of Sexual Medicine : “The Relative Health Benefits of Different Sexual Activities,” “Is Sex Just Fun? How Sexual Activity Improves Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 30, 2017

SOURCES:

European Urology : "Ejaculation Frequency and Risk of Prostate Cancer.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “Ejaculation Frequency and Prostate Cancer,”  "Does frequent ejaculation help ward off prostate cancer?"

Sexual Medicine Reviews : "Evidence for Masturbation and Prostate Cancer Risk: Do We Have a Verdict?"

Medscape: "Best Evidence Yet! Ejaculation Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk,” “Study: Ejaculate More, Have Less Prostate Cancer Risk.”

Urologic Oncology : "Ejaculatory frequency and the risk of aggressive prostate cancer: Findings from a case-control study."

Journal of Sexual Medicine : “The Relative Health Benefits of Different Sexual Activities,” “Is Sex Just Fun? How Sexual Activity Improves Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 30, 2017

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