After the Supreme Court overturned its landmark 1973 court case, Roe v. Wade—which protected Americans' right to get an abortion—in a new case ruling on Friday, the future of birth control and even emergency contraception has also been called into question.

In fact, when the court's leaked draft opinion in its 2022 case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which dealt with Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, suggested Roe might be overturned back in May, the news triggered a 99 percent increase in inquiries about vasectomies, according to Innerbody Research.

More than half of states are likely facing abortion restrictions leading some people to consider all their options when it comes to preventing pregnancy. And although there are multiple preventative measures available now, other options, like the medical abortion pill, could become more restricted down the line.

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But pregnancy prevention doesn't only fall on the woman. Vasectomies—a male birth control method that severs and seals the tubes carrying sperm—are easily reversible and more cost-efficient than female tubal ligation (aka "tying your tubes," or surgery to close a woman's fallopian tubes), but having that conversation with your partner can be challenging.

To get a feel for how other women deal with this issue, Women's Health asked 10 ladies what they said to their partners about getting the procedure.

'I explained that it was less invasive for a man to get a vasectomy than a woman to get her tubes tied.'

"My husband got a vasectomy when he was in his early forties. We already had three lovely children and our marriage was really stressful. We were just below the middle-class income level, but above the poverty line. Ballet lessons, swim team, and weak attempts to have family vacations were a financial strain. Thinking that college tuition would eventually be added to the mix pushed me over the edge. The way I went about asking my husband was easy: I explained that it was less invasive for a man to get a vasectomy than a woman to get her tubes tied. He agreed to do it, and it was the best decision we ever made. The sex became more frequent and quite amazing. Getting in the middle of something really hot and not having to stop and fumble through the drawers for a condom or trying a new position without worrying that the condom might break was amazing." —Leslie, 53

'We wouldn't have to worry about wearing condoms or birth control pills.'

"Back when we were dating, my now-husband and I agreed that we wouldn't ever have children. I didn't love the idea of being on birth control for the rest of my fertile years, so about a week after he proposed, I asked if he would consider getting a vasectomy so that we wouldn't have to worry about wearing condoms or birth control pills. He happily obliged." —Gabby, 33

'My husband took the bait and asked me if I wanted him to get a vasectomy.'

"After I had twins, we had three kids in diapers. My husband and I were both basketball players in college, so I joked that we were no longer able to play man-on-man defense and we were playing a pretty weak zone defense. My husband took the bait and asked me if I wanted him to get a vasectomy. Before he even finished the sentence I was like 'Yes!' I did ask him how he felt about altering his reproductive system to make sure that he felt comfortable, in the same way I'd want him to respect my body and my choices." —Nikki, 36

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'I was going through the pregnancy and birth, so it seemed like a fair request for him.'

"I was a single mom of two young kids when I met the man who became my second husband. I was exhausted from keeping up with them and working. When my second husband and I married, it was under the condition that we would not have any kids together. We re-visited the decision after a few years of marriage and decided to have just one. But I made it clear that I didn't want to take the chance of an additional pregnancy beyond the one. So the vasectomy was sort of a condition for getting pregnant with my third child (his first). I was going through the pregnancy and birth, so it seemed like a fair request for him to have a vasectomy rather than me to have my tubes tied. He agreed. So after the birth of our daughter, he had a vasectomy with very little hoopla. It's so much easier for the guy, and I never understand men who refuse to take this birth control measure." —Melanie, 54

'I basically gave an ultimatum.'

"After our second child was born I basically gave an ultimatum: 'Either you snip it or we stop having sex because I'm done with babies—and female birth control sucks.' The next month it was done. Our sex life has never been better." —Samantha, 29

'I didn't want to risk getting pregnant again.'

"My only son was born when I was turning 25. During that pregnancy I developed gastroparesis, a condition that prevents my stomach from emptying properly. So my main concern was that another pregnancy would wreck my bodily functions further. When our son was about 8, I told my then-husband that one of us needed to get fixed, as I didn't want to risk getting pregnant again. I told him that I understood that it was much, much easier for a man to have the procedure. For a woman, the recovery is longer. He half-heartedly agreed with me but never set up an appointment. After about six months, I got tired of waiting, so I made my own appointment to get my tubes tied. I let him know that he needed to take off work that day to drive me to the procedure and back, and to plan on taking care of our son for the next week during the recovery. His response was priceless: 'What? No. Everyone will think I'm a chicken for not doing it if you get it done! Cancel it and I'll go.' And he did." —Vicki, 40

'I said I paid my dues.'

"After having four C-sections in less than four years, the vasectomy was not optional. My doctor said he could easily tie my tubes during the fourth C-section, and I told him I was not spending one extra second on the operating table. My husband was getting a vasectomy. It wasn't really a conversation, more of a statement. I said I paid my dues. He didn't argue!" —Carla, 40

'Knowing a vasectomy was possible to reverse made it feel less permanent.'

"Even though we have four kids and don't plan on having more, I told my husband having a vasectomy is reversible, just in case we change our minds some day. We got married really young and I got pregnant with my first child when I was 21. We are still 99 percent certain we're done having kids, but knowing a vasectomy was possible to reverse made it feel less permanent, which made it an easier decision." —Allyson, 31

'My husband could see that I was suffering and suggested he get a vasectomy.'

"Our first child was conceived using fertility treatments. After his birth, we were pretty much convinced we could not get pregnant without a lot of help. I had an IUD put in as a precaution, but I didn't like the way it felt, so, I had it removed. I tried to go back on oral contraceptives, but after a series of terrible migraines, I stopped taking birth control. We used condoms intermittently, but one of the few times we had unprotected sex, we got pregnant. It was the surprise of our lives. After our daughter was born, we learned our lesson about having unprotected sex. My husband could see that I was suffering and suggested he get a vasectomy. I hesitated because I didn't want him to be in any pain or have any regrets about having it done. He went in for a consultation, and it seemed like the right thing to do. He had his procedure on a Friday afternoon and by Sunday he was back to his usual self. He said it was almost painless and it took less than 15 minutes." —Liz, 38

'We talked about it at length together.'

"While it caused me a lot of pain and excessive bleeding, my IUD was the best choice for me in my mid- to late-twenties because I wasn't sure where life would take me. Now, I've been married for five years and my husband and I are both passionate about fostering kids and adopting rather than having children of our own. When a close friend of mine became pregnant despite having an IUD, I brought it up to my husband. We talked about it at length together and decided we were not prepared to have an IUD failure. The female options had more health risks, so a vasectomy was the easy choice for us. " —Maggie, 32