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Vasectomy information trending since overturn of Roe vs. Wade



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Vasectomy consults have greatly risen since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. Some urologists report as much as a 900% increase.

Americans have been in a frenzy since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling, which allowed federal protection to women seeking an abortion. Since the overturn, 13 states have had “trigger laws” go into effect, which criminalizes the procedure.

According to Google Trends, searches related to vasectomies increased more than 90% since Supreme Court Justice Alito’s draft opinion was leaked.

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Google Trend data shows an increase in the number of searches related to vasectomies since the leaked Supreme Court opinion. (Google Trends)

Since the official ruling, urologists across the country have reported an increasing number of consultations regarding the procedure. Dr. Christian Hettinger, a urologist in Kansas City, Missouri, stated their office has seen a drastic increase in patients seeking consult. “Since Friday, we’re up 900% in people looking to get a vasectomy,” said Hettinger.

Urologists with the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, are also reporting a sharp increase in consults since the ruling. The clinic stated they usually see between three and four a day. Since the overturn, that number has grown to around 90.

Vasectomies are considered the leading form of birth control, with a 99% effective rate. Since the overturn, it seems likely the procedure could become the more popular option.

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