Demographics of vasectomy--USA and international

Urol Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;36(3):295-305. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.05.006.


Vasectomy is safer, simpler, less expensive, and equally as effective as female sterilization--yet it remains one of the least known and least used methods of contraception. Worldwide, an estimated 33 million of married women ages 15 to 49 (less than 3%) rely on their partner's vasectomy for contraception.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Developing Countries
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • United States
  • Vasectomy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Vasectomy / trends*