Over 200 men undergoes Vasectomy during the Five day Family Planning campaign rolled out by Marie Stopes Kenya, creating awareness of the Men permanent Contraceptive method.
November 18, 2022, marked World Vasectomy day, as Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK) reports that 400 men inquired about the method with over 250 men undergoing the procedure.
“By the end of the campaign (November 14-18, 2022), MSK managed to successfully counsel and provide approximately 200 clients with vasectomy services through our qualified medical practitioners,” the organization noted.
The vasectomy procedure involves making a small incision on the scrotum, and the Vas Deferens tubes are cut, tied, or sealed to prevent the flow of Sperm Cells from the Testicles to the Urethra during Ejaculation.
The procedure does not interfere with ejaculation or any sexual emotions, as semen that comes out does not contain sperm cells and hence cannot fertilize a woman during sexual intercourse.
Modern method contraceptive Prevalence Rate (mCPR) in Kenya has been successful, as the number of married women rose from 39% in 2008 to 53% in 2014, exceeding its goal of 52% by 2015, and mCPR in Kenya was recorded at 61% as of 2017.
The FP 2020 records indicate that Kenya has gained enormous improvements in health, compared to 2017, with close to 1.5 million unintended pregnancies in 2017, 438,000 unsafe abortions, and 5,000 maternal deaths averted due to the use of modern contraceptives.
Costed Implementation Plan Taskforce plan, reported that Kenya has the highest population of parents opting for permanent Birth control methods by 8%, compared to other African countries, with 86% having the desire to control birth.
Marie Stopes was reported to have performed 325 Vasectomy procedures in 2022, and 1912 Bilateral Tubal Ligations (BTL), a permanent contraceptive method in Women.
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