Vasectomies are increasing post-Roe: Planned Parenthood Northwest

Planned Parenthood Northwest reports a 34% increase in vasectomy patients following the Roe v Wade debacle.

SEATTLE — It’s been almost six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade ends federal abortion rights. Since then, many men have decided it’s time to act on increased vasectomy procedures.

“Half the country has lost their rights,” said Evan, who had a vasectomy in July.

Evan knew his future was childless and he considered having a vasectomy, but Roe’s demise hastened the decision.

Evan said: “Just thinking about all my friends this is going to affect me makes me want to do something.

He’s not alone, Planned Parenthood Northwest says the number of men having a vasectomy has increased by 34% since Roe was ousted.

“Pregnancy requires two people and it’s not fair that the burden falls on one person because they’re the one who can get pregnant,” Evan said.

More than a dozen states now ban abortion, and Dr. Grace, with Planned Parenthood saying it sparked a shared responsibility for contraception, with one patient even describing the procedure as “an act of love.” love”.

Grace, director of the vasectomy service for Planned Parenthood, said: “I had another patient who said they felt their partner’s rights were taken away and that having a vasectomy was the least they could do.

The procedure has been around for decades, and Dr. Grace is not shocked by the recent spike.

“Men are interested in learning about contraception and learning about vasectomy. I think the change in our political environment has brought back ideas and dynamics that were already there but resurfaced,” said Grace.

As for the actual procedure, Dr. Grace says it’s simple, safe and 99.8% effective. This procedure is covered at no cost to patients in Washington state.

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