National Survey of Family Growth

Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth - V Listing

 

Vasectomy

 

Prevalence

  • Percentage of all women 15-44 years of age in 2011-2015 who are currently relying on vasectomy (male sterilization) as a birth control method: 4.5% (SE 0.32, 2.7 million) 

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

Main reason for operation

Among women ages 15-44 years whose husbands or partners had a vasectomy within the past 5 years, percent distribution by main reason for the vasectomy:

20021 2006-20102 2011-20152
She had all the children she wanted 47.0% 38.8% 40.2% (5.03)
Her husband or cohabiting partner had all the children he wanted 36.4% 42.3% 38.1% (4.71)
Medical reasons 5.0% 4.8% 12.1% (3.47)
Problems with other methods of birth control 0.5% 3.1% 1.5% (1.00)
Some other reason 11.1% 11.1% 8.1% (2.29)

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 73 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 4.7 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

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