Study Indicates Link Between Recession, Rise in Vasectomies

October 20, 2014 3:22 PM

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Study Indicates Link Between Recession, Rise in Vasectomies

The recession was accompanied by a sharp increase in the number of American men who underwent vasectomies, according to research presented Monday, though it’s unclear if economic woes actually led to more procedures.

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College looked at survey data from the National Survey for Family Growth, which interviewed more than 10,000 men between 2006 and 2010, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. They wanted to get a sense of how the economic downturn from 200...

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