Sterilization Among Currently Married Men in the United States, 1991
fertility control, fertility in men, male sterilization
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Forste, Renata; Tanfer, Koray; and Tedrow, Lucky, "Sterilization Among Currently Married Men in the United States, 1991" (1995). All Faculty Publications. 2810.
Family Planning Perspectives
Family, Home, and Social Sciences