Posting Date: 05/03/1999
E-mail question: Don't think this is a joke. I am 100 percent serious.
I am 29 years old, and had a vasectomy four years ago. A friend told me he read that some laboratories purchase testicles for medical research. Are there any health-related risks to such an operation?
Dr. Dean: Come on! Gotta be a joke.
Of course you need them. They make hormones, sir. If I removed them, you would feminize, lose your hair, and get a higher voice. You wouldn't like that.
Testicles are sometimes removed due to prostate or testicular cancer. I'm sure a lab somewhere might purchase them, for research, from men who have orchiectomies.
Who knows, maybe there's a testicles.com out there looking for...
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