8 Apr 2024

Young men opting for vasectomies before fathering any children

From Afternoons, 1:41 pm on 8 April 2024

When it comes to the birds and the bees, preventing pro-creation has long been the burden of women.

But there's a growing number of men - particularly young, childless men - picking up the contraceptive slack by opting for the snip.

Vasectomies are on the rise, and it's not among the cohort of already-fathers, but the I-don't-want-to-be-fathers ... ever.

Dr Simon Snook is the founder of SNIP - New Zealand's largest vasectomy provider. He speaks to Jesse.

Counties Manukau DHB is now playing catch-up after deferring non-critical surgery and appointments to help manage workforce and hospital capacity during Omicron.

Photo: Supplied / LDR

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