Inside Your Health: Family Planning and Sterilization

August 07, 2017 02:42 PM

Family planning is an important topic among couples. And for men and women who no longer want to have children, sterilization procedures can prevent unintended pregnancy.

But according to the Centers for Disease Control, the rates of sterilization between men and women are lopsided: 700,000 women have tubal ligations each year, but only 500,000 men have vasectomies.

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Why the difference? Our health expert explains.

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Dr. Archelle Georgiou

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