Some Men Getting Vasectomies to Support Women

Some Men Getting Vasectomies to Support Women 

(Link):  Fact check: Pennsylvania bill proposing restrictions on male reproductive rights is satirical

(Link): One Texas Clinic Reported A 15% Increase in Vasectomies After Near-Total Abortion Ban

December 31, 2022

Men in Texas are realizing that they can take an active role in family planning by getting the completely reversible, inexpensive procedure.
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(Link): Men across America are getting vasectomies ‘as an act of love’

With the right to abortion under threat, men say they want to play a role in reproductive planning to support their partners

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
December 26, 2021

After Andy and Erin Gress had their fourth child, Andy decided it was time for him to “step up” and help with the family planning. So he did something that the mere thought of makes some men cringe: He got a vasectomy.

…His wife had taken birth control pills, but she struggled with the side effects. She had worked as a night nurse through four pregnancies, and the couple had children ranging in age from 2 to 11.

“The procedure was a total relief, almost like the covid shot — like I’m safe now,” said Gress, who works in higher education. “I wanted to man up.”

But Gress’s action wasn’t just about his family. He also believed he should do more to support his wife and other women who don’t think the government should decide what they do with their bodies. “I’ve seen the miracle of life,” he said. “But I’ve also seen kids who are born into poverty and misery and don’t have a fair shot.”

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