(PALM BEACH, FLA) — A Palm Beach County clinic has seen a spike in vasectomy consultations following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
In Palm Beach Gardens, staff with the Urologic Physicians & Surgeons, a part of Urology Group of Florida, said they’ve seen a 50% increase of men asking about vasectomies.
“With the vasectomy thing it was something I thought about doing down the road once I had kids and stuff. And now, with Roe v. Wade being overturned it’s a lot more on my mind just to be safe,” said 24-year-old Kyle Barnikel from Loxahatchee who is considering a vasectomy, according to WPTV.
Doctors say this proceduree may not be the best option for everybody, and it is important to consult a doctor before making a final decision.
“When I counsel my patients, I tell them that I don’t think you should think of this as reversible. There’s plenty of other forms of birth control that you should try if you’re not sure,” said Murray Goldberg M.D. with Urology Group of Florida. ”
Vasectomies are 90% reversible but fertility rates can drop 50%.