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How often do women get surgery for permanent contraception compared to men?

Women willingly accept years of contraceptives, pregnancies, labors, deliveries and post-partum's. Yet, once the decision for permanent sterilization has been made, the men who have watched them experience all that often balk at the very notion of undergoing the comparatively minimal discomfort and inconvenience associated with having a vasectomy.

That has always been the case, which is why it's the women who end up taking responsibility for permanent contraception 75% percent of the time. Every year 1.5 million tubal ligations are done in the US, compared to only 500,000 vasectomies.

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