One More Sign of Hard Times: Vasectomies Increase


Unemployment up, housing prices down, federal budget deficits soaring, bankruptcies galore, stock markets collapsing -- amidst all these signs of economic and financial disarray, add one more -- vasectomies are on the increase.

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That's according to an article in HealthDay News which reports:

Doctors around the United States are reporting a sharp increase in the number of vasectomies performed since the economy soured last year, with one noting that many of his clients are from the beleaguered financial industry.

Their best guess is that the trend is due both to a decreased desire to have children because of the expense involved, and an increased desire to get such medical procedures done before their jobs -- and health insurance -- disappear.

Whole article here.