Men Rush To Get Vasectomies After Roe V Wade is Overturned
So, men will lob responsibility on to women for preventing pregnancy only unless and until abortion is limited?
Men had the ability the entire time to run off and get a vasectomy – if it takes the over turn of Roe V Wade to push them into this now, this is a sad but not atypical response of most men.
Men always want the burden of sexual responsibility to fall on women.
Men are hurrying to get vasectomies in the wake of the bombshell Supreme Court decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, doctors say.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, director of urology at New York Urology Specialists, said his Manhattan practice has been deluged with vasectomy requests for roughly a month after a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked in early May.
July 1, 2022
By Vanessa Serna
One Florida urologist known as the ‘Vasectomy King’ says men are rushing to get the procedure in light of the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Since the overturn of the 1973 case that guaranteed a right to abortion on June 24, Dr. Doug Stein has received 12 to 18 requests for vasectomies per day, in comparison to a previous four or five requests, he told The Washington Post.
‘It was very noticeable Friday, and then the number that came in over the weekend was huge and the number that is still coming in far exceeds what we have experienced in the past,’ Stein said.
He added, ‘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.’
As men come flooding in for the procedure, Stein has found himself booked through the end of August. To accommodate the demand, he has opened more appointments.
Stein’s colleague, Dr. John Curington, echoed that the overturn of Roe v. Wade has resulted in men, specifically under the age of 30, requesting the procedure more than before.
‘I’d say at least 60 to 70 percent are mentioning the Supreme Court decision,’ Curington told The Washington Post.
The 6-3 ruling allowed for all 50 states to determine their own abortion laws – with some choosing the ban the procedure.
Florida was one state that planned on halting abortions after the 15-week limit. The state abortion limit was temporarily barred by a judge on June 30, but could still come into effect.
Thomas Figueroa, 27, knew that he never wanted children, when he finally decided to see Stein following the Supreme Court ruling.
Figueroa, a Florida resident, scheduled his appointment for a vasectomy on Monday after pondering the possibility for a few years.
…Urologists across the country also witnessed an increase in vasectomies after the Dobbs opinion leaked in early May, which was first reported by Politico.
While abortion remains legal in California, Los Angeles Urologist Philip Werthman reported a ‘300 to 400 percent’ increase in consultations for the procedure, he told The Post.
Update – July 2022
DC urologists aren’t necessarily doing more vasectomies after Roe v. Wade was overturned. There was already rising interest.
by Grace Deng, July 7, 2022
Some urologists across the country have seen a rise in the number of patients interested in learning more about vasectomies since it became clear the Supreme Court intended to overturn Roe v. Wade. Doctors in the DC area we spoke to, however, say the court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization hasn’t impacted their business much, likely because abortion rights are still safe in the Washington area. (Though many urologists book vasectomy consultations months in advance, so any consequences from Dobbs probably won’t show up in their offices for a while.)
…Even among young men who want children, urologists say conversations around vasectomies have been changing for the past few years. Men without kids are starting to see vasectomies—which are reversible—as long-term contraception or a way to lift the burden of birth control off of their partners, rather than the finale to family planning after having kids. Unlike most forms of birth control usually taken by women, vasectomies do not involve hormones, which can cause negative side effects.
Women get their tubes tied far more often than men get vasectomies, despite how much more invasive and expensive tubal ligation is, says Dr. Paul Shin, a DC reproductive urologist at Shady Grove Fertility. Vasectomy, Shin says, is “the most effective long-term, cost-effective birth control.”
Myth #1: Vasectomies are like getting neutered
“I’m worried I’m going to lose my testicles” is a common thing Shin hears. Men take their dogs to get neutered and assume that’s what happens during a vasectomy. “I mean, that is an effective form of birth control, but that’s not what we do,” says Shin, who performs a few hundred vasectomies a year.
(Link): The Fear of Male Birth Control
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