Title

Sterilization Among Currently Married Men in the United States, 1991

Keywords

fertility control, fertility in men, male sterilization

Abstract

As a means of fertility control, vasectomy not only is highly effective, but also is less costly and complicated than tubal ligation and has fewer long-term health risks.' Yet U S. men are less likely than women to seek sterilization. Between 1982 and 1988, while the prevalence of female contraceptive sterilization in the United States rose from 23% to 28% of contraceptive users aged 15-44, there was no significant increase in the prevalence of male sterilization.2 Data from the 1988 National Survey of Family Growth, a representative sample of women aged 15-44, showed that 12% of contraceptive users relied on male sterilization. Why men are less likely than women to undergo sterilization deserves further attention

Original Publication Citation

Forste, Renata, Koray Tanfer, and Lucky Tedrow. 1995. “Sterilization Among Currently Married Men in the United States, 1991.” Family Planning Perspectives27(3):100-107,122.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1995-5

Publisher

Family Planning Perspectives

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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