Increasing Vasectomy Rates in Texas
June 27, 2022
Following the historic Roe v. Wade decision at the national level, important discussions have been occurring regarding contraceptive options in people’s homes.
Condoms remain the only temporary form of birth control for men, with a failure rate of approximately 2-3% when used “perfectly.” However, “typical” use failure rates can range from 10 to 20% over the course of a year, which can have significant repercussions – even more so in the current legal climate.
Dr. Koushik Shaw of the Austin Urology Institute has seen a significant increase in men contacting us to discuss vasectomy in the wake of recent state and national legislation. When considering options for permanent birth control, a vasectomy remains the only permanent option with a success rate over 99%. There are no sexual side effects when it comes to change in libido or erectile function. A vasectomy, although reversible, is considered permanent and men choosing this procedure have carefully considered their family planning. Some men and families have opted for no children, while our record to date is a family who decided “8 is enough.”
We respect everyones individual decision for family planning when the time is right.
Hear from Dr. Shaw about the increasing demand for vasectomies in Texas on WFAA-ABC:
More recently, Dr. Shaw spoke with Meredith Yeomans from NBC-DFW about the rise in vasectomies:
You can also hear his interview with KXAN-Austin about the dramatic rise in requests here as well:
Dr. Shaw also spoke to CBS Austin about rising interest in vasectomies.
Insurance companies provide coverage for vasectomies and our cash-pay prices remain among the lowest in Texas.
You can learn more about what to expect from your vasectomy here:
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