INDIANAPOLIS, IN — This week, Planned Parenthood Great Northwest Hawai‘i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky (PPGNHAIK) launched vasectomy services at the Hammond Health Center in Indiana. PPGNHAIK plans to further expand vasectomy services in three additional locations throughout the state in 2023.
The decision comes after requests for vasectomies surged at health centers. In states where vasectomy is already offered, PPGNHAIK has seen a 40 percent increase in vasectomies performed since the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion. Simultaneously, calls requesting vasectomies have increased significantly at health centers in Indiana where the service had previously not been offered.
“We’re thrilled to expand our birth control options for people in Indiana,” said Rebecca Gibron, CEO for PPGNHAIK. “In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe, this highly effective method is a great way to take control of family planning and for people to support their partner in a post-Roe world.”
“The fall of Roe left many concerned for their personal reproductive rights and in some cases, the reproductive rights of their partners,” said Grace Shih, Director of Vasectomy Services at PPGNHAIK. “While that can be a helpless feeling, Planned Parenthood has seen an increasing interest in vasectomies from sperm-producing patients in both an act of protection and an act of love.”
PPGNHAIK is now accepting patients for vasectomy services in Hammond, IN. To make an appointment for a consultation call 1-800-769-0045 or visit our website.