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Greater numbers of younger people got permanent contraception after Dobbs decision, study finds

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In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, more young adults in the United States are opting for permanent contraception procedures. Since the 2022 Supreme Court decision that gave states more control over abortion, access to abortion has been limited in many places. A recent study found that vasectomies and tubal ligations have significantly increased among people aged 18 to 30. The rise in tubal ligations was twice as high as that of vasectomies. Researchers suggest that this increase reflects fears of restricted access to abortion and contraception. It is important to ensure access to affordable contraceptive care in the short term, according to the study.