16 doctors weighed in:

Does masturbation cause prostate cancer?

16 doctors weighed in
9 doctors agree

In brief: No

Masturbation has never been linked to prostate cancer or any other urological malignancy.

In brief: No

Masturbation has never been linked to prostate cancer or any other urological malignancy.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Except for a small, case-controlled study reported in January 2009 issue of BJU International sensationally reported increased rate of prostate cancer for men in 20's and 30's who masturbated 2-7x/week (and a lower rate for men in their 50's who masturbated often). There are many reasons not to believe the reported conclusions, and it has not been confirmed in other studies.
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is actual evidence that those ejaculate an average of 21 times a month have a reduced incidence of prostate cancer.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4861-frequent-ejaculation-may-protect-against-cancer.html.

In brief: No

There is actual evidence that those ejaculate an average of 21 times a month have a reduced incidence of prostate cancer.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4861-frequent-ejaculation-may-protect-against-cancer.html.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
Thank
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Absolutely not

Folks have looked at frequency of ejaculation and there's no relationship.
If somebody told you otherwise, ignore them as a source for helath information.

In brief: Absolutely not

Folks have looked at frequency of ejaculation and there's no relationship.
If somebody told you otherwise, ignore them as a source for helath information.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology

In brief: Absolutely not

No way.

In brief: Absolutely not

No way.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Dr. Steven Hebert
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors