Researchers calculated the rate among men, between ages 18 and 64, using health insurance claims data. 4% of American men report having had the procedure.
“It is essential for healthcare providers to be aware of these trends, and proactively offer vasectomy counseling and services, to meet the growing needs of patients,” urologist Omer Raheem, MD, said.
As for theories about the causes of this fairly dramatic increase, they include the likelihood of more singles and couples to enjoy recreational freedoms they might not have, since lockdown and its resulting scheduling/logistics changes.
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