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When abortion opponents are elected to office, what happens next is predictable: Birth control becomes a hot commodity. For instance, research published in JAMA Internal Medicine found U.S. demand for birth control shot up 22 percent shortly after Donald Trump's presidential election in 2016.

In the wake of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft signaling the potential imminent fall of Roe v. Wade, the same trends have already appeared. But even during peak anxiety about birth control access, there's one form of it that usually doesn't see the same popularity surge. This is a shame, because it's cheaper, has a far lower failure rate and takes a lesser toll on the body than hormonal contraceptives.

Why aren't vasectomies deployed more often in the endless war for reproductive rights?