Planned Parenthoods and other clinics in some regions are seeing considerable surges in reproductive sterilization procedures for both men and women amid the tightening of abortion laws around the country following the repeal of Roe v. Wade earlier this year.
The abortion clinic told the Associated Press that its clinics in Missouri have seen “a surge in demand” for vasectomies following the Roe repeal, while tubal litigations have also increased in frequency in the area.
A spokesman for the company also told the news wire that searches for vasectomy procedures on its website were up by more than half over the last several months.
Numerous states around the country have implemented strict abortion laws in the wake of the Roe repeal. Roe since 1973 had essentially federalized abortion regulation, constraining states from enacting all but a very limited number of regulations on the procedure.
The repeal of Roe “really pushed family planning to the forefront of people’s thoughts,” one Texas-based urologist told the AP.