Neil Sinhababu and Nicholas Beaudrot's political blog
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Cover Vasectomies Too
Pema Levy notes that while contraception is free for women under the Affordable Care Act, this doesn't apply to men. I didn't even think about this before when I was getting all excited about free contraception for women. Simply covering contraception (condoms, vasectomies, etc.) for both sexes seems like the right thing to do here. Especially since "Vasectomies are far cheaper, safer, and have more minor effects than tubal ligation, the female sterilization procedure."
Unwanted pregnancies are highly disruptive events for the people directly involved, and for society in general. We all have an interest in preventing them.