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Abortion Clinic Now Offering Vasectomies

September 22, 2019

The only abortion clinic in Bangor, Maine is now offering vasectomies to men.

Clinic officials cite interest in developing another revenue stream as among the reasons for offering the procedure, which renders males sterile. They also cite an interest in making men responsible for preventing unwanted conceptions, according to The Bangor Daily News.

Abortion rates in Maine have dropped sharply in recent years, following a national trend. In 2008, Maine had 2,623 abortions, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. In 2018, Maine had 1,949 abortions – which is more than 25 percent fewer than in 2008.



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