American men rush to vasectomies after abortion ban


Since the Supreme Court ruling, dozens of urologists have reported a huge increase in men requesting sterilization procedures.

The increase was most notable among childless men under the age of 30.

Doug Stein, a doctor known as the “vasectomy king” for his long-standing endorsement of the procedure, said the surge in inquiries was “very, very noticeable” in the days after the Supreme Court’s decision.

His clinic is fully booked through the end of August, prompting him to add extra days to his schedule to meet demand.

“A lot of the guys are saying they’ve been thinking about a vasectomy for a while, and this [Supreme Court] decision was just that last factor that tipped her over the edge,” he told the Washington Post.

300 to 400 percent more consultations

An analysis by the newspaper found that doctors in some states reported a “300 to 400 percent increase” in vasectomy consultations and a “200 to 250 percent increase” in internet traffic surrounding the procedure.

One doctor, John Curington, said “at least 60 or 70 percent mention the Supreme Court ruling” during their appointment.

Some, like Eric Nisi, a 29-year-old from Florida, said fears that states could next limit contraceptive access prompted them to sign up for a vasectomy.


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