As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

October 20, 2014 5:21 PM

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As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests.

"Despite an unchanged desire for more children, men in relationships reported planning for smaller families," said a team led by Dr. Bobby Najari, a urologist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

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