The researchers interviewed nearly 1,700 men who had consulted their doctor about vasectomy clinic in Wisconsin between 2005 and 2012 . About 1450 men conducted vasectomy.

The results showed an increase in the rate of vasectomies performed each year , coinciding with the start of the economic crisis of 2007 . The growing trend of vasectomy appeared to stabilize at the end of 2012 , according to the study presented October 15 at the meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine .

The increase in the number of vasectomies is a reflection of the decrease in revenue , which can be considered a measure of economic health , according to Dr. Anand Shridharani , urologist and member of the research team .

"I think the economy plays an important role in preventing unwanted births due to the financial burden of having a child ," said Shridharani .

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