While the number of women who have their tubes tied while in theatre for a c-section may skew the numbers, it is surprising that vasectomies are not more popular.
So what's holding some men back?
Watch: Dax Shepard on his vasectomy. Post continues below.
I reached out to our Mamamia community to find out more about your experiences with male partners and their vasectomies (or lack of them). Here's what 15 of you had to say.
1. 'He was very happy.'
"I am so grateful my partner was all for it! Shortly after our second child (we had always said only two kids), he asked what I wanted to do. I said I would rather not go back on the pill if I could help it, and he offered and said he would be happy to have a vasectomy if that was the case. He booked it in for about a month later and got it done with minimal fuss! I have so many friends having issues when they try to have the discussion with their partners though." – Kristina.