There’s a startlingly simple explanation here:
American men have come a long way, baby. They spend more time with their kids than ever before. Most of them say they want egalitarian marriages and better work-life balance. Two-thirds of married fathers have a wife who works outside the home and contributes to the family income, and about four in 10 of those men have a wife who outearns them. So why, when it comes to family planning, are women doing all the work and men doing so little? To put a finer point on it: why don’t more American men get vasectomies?
The contraception gap is one of the most striking and persistent gender inequities.
The burden of non-contraception falls more heavily upon women. Therefore the burden of contraception falls more heavily upon women.