Huge spike in vasectomies in the US following Roe v Wade decision

Huge spike in vasectomies in the US following Roe v Wade decision
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Following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, urologists have seen a huge uptick in the number of men seeking vasectomies.

According to the Washington Post, doctors in the US have seen a spike in the number of men seeking the procedure following the court ruling that will severely limit or completely restrict a woman’s access to abortion in some states.

Dr John Curington, a Florida urologist told the newspaper that the court’s decision is cited by 60-70 per cent of men as the reason they are having the procedure.

Curington said: “A few of them have such sophistication as young men that they actually are thinking about Justice [Clarence] Thomas and his opinion that contraception may fall next.

“And that’s shocking. That’s something that doesn’t enter into our conversations ever, until this week.”

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Dr Doug Stein, an associate of Curington, has also seen a rise in the number of people electing to get vasectomies, with around 12-18 per day compared to approximately four or five per day prior to the ruling.

Stein explained: “Many of the guys are saying that they have been thinking about a vasectomy for a while, and the Roe v. Wade decision was just that final factor that tipped them over the edge and made them submit the online registration.”

One such person was a man named Mark Mckinney, who told BuzzFeed News: “I'm 37 years old, married with two kids, and have been putting it off for years now just because I get really anxious about surgery, but this finally kicked me in the teeth enough to make it happen.

“My wife has actually been bugging me to make an appointment for a while, and when I told her I made one today she said, ‘So whenever you need to do something, I'm going to reach out to the Supreme Court.’”

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