By Stephen Chandisareva.

Harare. Zimbabwe. (News of The South)- (News of the South)- Government has been urged
that, in order to increase the uptake of vasectomy method of preventing unplanned and unwanted pregnancies, there is need to
educate men about vasectomy so as to remove the myths and misconceptions that family planning use is solely women’s responsibility only.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilisation where the male vas deferens were cut and tied or sealed to prevent sperm from
entering into the urethra and thereby preventing fertilisation.



In an exclusive interview, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director Itai Rusike said there is a knowledge gap about the
vasectomy procedure as a family planning method in Zimbabwe and hence the need to educate men on the method.

“The burden and responsibility for family planning use has always been left out to women hence there is need for education and awareness
programmes to address the myths and misconceptions on the various family planning methods,” he said.

He said Zimbabwean men still prefer that their wives go for different family planning methods available than them going for vasectomy.
Statistics from Population Services Zimbabwe states that, in 2017 only 63 vasectomies were administered on men seeking family planning
services.

Rusike said vasectomy is not well received because men believes that they can still have children even if they are old.

“Vasectomy has not been generally well received as a family planning method by Zimbabwean men due to some cultural belief that a man can
still have children even when he is old,” he said.

Countries with the highest vasectomy rates include Canada where 22 percent of men of reproductive age have had a vasectomy. This compares to the UK with 21 percent, New Zealand with 19.5 percent and the US with 11 percent.
In Africa 0, 1 percent of men have undergone vasectomies.



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