More men undergoing vasectomy as a reproductive measure in Kenya according to a report by Marie Stopes Kenya.
According to a Marie Stopes Kenya report made public on Friday, November 18, more males were getting vasectomy procedures, a semi-permanent method of birth control for men who choose not to father children.
The survey was disclosed on World Vasectomy Day, commemorated on the third Friday of November every year.
Advocates advocating vasectomy as a secure method of male contraception come together on this day to commemorate the milestones and dispel rumors and misconceptions.
“Through our social media engagement, we received over 400 queries on vasectomy with over 250 men looking for these services.
“By the end of the campaign, we managed to successfully counsel and provide approximately 200 clients with vasectomy services through our qualified medical practitioners,” medical experts from Marie Stopes Kenya disclosed.
Experts cautioned against believing the vasectomy myths and misconceptions, though.
One of the myths that was cleared up was the idea that a man’s testicles are always removed during the surgical procedure.
According to the doctors’ report, the obstructed tubes are those that transport sperm from the testicles. The testicles remain in place after the procedure.
“The method is safe for all men, provided they undergo proper counseling to correct misunderstandings, understand the procedure, its benefits and provide informed consent,” MSK Health experts confirmed.
At the same time, the report warns that vasectomy does not decrease or increase strength for intercourse.
As such, a man’s reproductive functions remain intact save for the ability to impregnate a woman.
Medical experts also sought to set records straight that no man grows fat, becomes weak, less masculine or less productive after undergoing vasectomy.
“Vasectomy does not prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV,” warned medical experts.