Dr. Marc Goldstein speaks with Yahoo News about the increase in vasectomies following the overturn of Roe v. Wade

“During the Great Recession, there was a marked increase in requests for vasectomies, because people felt that the economy was such that they couldn't afford to have children,” Marc Goldstein, professor of reproductive medicine and urology at Weill Cornell Medical College, told Yahoo News.

Between 2007 and 2009, an estimated 150,000 to 180,000 additional men received a vasectomy, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

“And we're seeing exactly the same thing happening now,” Goldstein said. “We've seen a doubling or tripling overall in the number of vasectomies, and they marked a drop in the number of reversals since Roe v. Wade.”

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