Urologist says vasectomy consults have increased by 900% since Roe v. Wade decision
A Kansas City urologist report that men making inquiries about vasectomies has increased an incredible 900%.
"We've talked about me getting a vasectomy. I've got to contemplate doing what could potentially be a life-saving procedure for the person I love most," resident Lyon Lenk said. "It's not a decision I make lightly. I'll say that."
Dr. Christian Hettinger is a urologist at Kansas City Urology Care. He said, "Since Friday were up 900 percent in people looking to get of the vasectomy."
The demand for vasectomy consults is increasing across Missouri and Kansas.
"It should be viewed as a permanent form of sterilization," Hettinger said. "So it's not something that's a good temporary fix, if you will, it's not something I would plan to have done and then reversed in the future."
Lenk said he knows the mass of his decision and has done the research and talk to his family and friends.
"Either I get this or we risk her being denied a procedure down the line and that's unacceptable to me," Lenk said. "So, it's not a sacrifice. It's it's the right thing to do."