A TOP doctor has issued a chilling warning of a 26 per cent rise in vasectomies as men aged 18 to 24 are being spayed at an alarming rate.
dr NY Urology founder David Shusterman warned that up to 50 percent of men regret the procedure and only the lucky and wealthy can reverse it.
From 2014 to 2021, the number of men choosing surgery increased significantly, according to a study by the University of Chicago.
The largest relative increases were among men without children (61 percent), men with a wife of maternal age (40.8 percent), single men (40.6 percent), and even young men aged 18 to 24 (36.7 percent) observed. .
Experts gathered insurance data and conducted the study in the wake of the 2022 Supreme Court ruling that Roe v. Wade and restricted access to abortion nationwide.
Search terms “how much does a vasectomy cost?” and “are vasectomies reversible?” The New York Times reports that the number rose a whopping 250 percent the next day as men rushed to evaluate their options.
Also contributing to these statistics are lawmakers like Alabama Rep. Rolanda Hollis, who proposed legislation that would require all men to have vasectomies by the time they turn 50 or conceive their third child.
“We expect to see more vasectomy consultations in our clinics,” said urologist Omer Raheem, MD, assistant professor of surgical urology and senior author of the study.
Many men prefer surgery, thinking it can be reversed with just a scalpel handle, but Dr. Shusterman said that’s a dangerous attitude when flirting with a spay.
“My advice to people is that this is a permanent procedure,” Shusterman told The US Sun exclusively.
“I would say it’s reversible in about 50 percent of people and it’s very expensive.”
Most insurance companies will cover the cost of vasectomies at any age, but won’t pay the hefty $5,000 to $15,000 bill for a refund.
Shusterman warns that this is important information for most patients because many men regret the procedure.
“Often situations change and then people want to have children,” he said.
“That happens 20 to 50 percent of the time, depending on the study you look at.”
“And because people are getting it at an earlier age now, there’s definitely going to be more regret than doing it at a later age.”
The doctor believes years of dating rather than marriage could result in more men undergoing the procedure.
“Many people don’t make the decision to have children until much later in life, and many people in their 20s already know that they don’t want to have children until they reach a certain age,” he said.
With the numbers only rising, he acknowledged that while the success rate is high, no surgery is perfect.
“It doesn’t work for about five percent of people, so it’s not 100 percent foolproof,” he said.
“And it works about six months after you did it. So it doesn’t happen immediately.”
dr Shusterman, who works at a practice in New York City, suggests that wishy-washy couples consider in vitro fertilization, in which an embryo is created in a lab.
The success rate is far higher than that of a natural pregnancy, but the procedure can cost up to $30,000 depending on the center and the patient’s medication needs.
While the overall population of men who have suffered the cut is only about five to six percent, statistics in a post-Roe world seem to show that potential regrets and homicidal price tags are worth the risk.
“It’s something I put aside until recently, when the Supreme Court made its decision,” 27-year-old Thomas Figueroa told The Washington Post last year.
“That was basically the triggering factor right there. It made me say, ‘Okay, I really don’t want kids. I’m going to have a vasectomy now.'”