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Old 05-17-2019, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by puzzlegal View Post
Vasectomies are irreversible, and many horny young men want children later. That's not a great solution. IUDs on the other hand, are reversible, and last for years of they aren't removed. They have a bad reputation in the US, because the ones used 50 years ago were dangerous. But the ones currently on the market have a good safety record.

Rehabilitating and subsidizing IUDs would go a long way to reducing the demand for abortions. They don't do anything to slow the spread of STIs, of course, but neither do vasectomies.
Some religious folks are against IUDs because of the (mistaken?) belief that they prevent implantation of fertilized eggs and so cause abortions.