In discussing reproductive health care, men are often left out of the conversation. However, in the wake of recent access restrictions, it is crucial to examine the accessibility of all reproductive health care. A vasectomy, a male sterilization procedure, is safe, non-invasive, and often reversible. But, female sterilization is twice as common in the United States, even though it has more side effects and possible complications.
This article in Public Health Post, I explore why men in the United States rarely utilize vasectomies. I discusses barriers to care such as medical misinformation, limited insurance coverage, and individual provider restrictions. These barriers, as well as social stigma, disproportionately leave female partners with the burden of birth control.
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Research for this piece was supported by Arnold Ventures.