The Assam Government started observing ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ like every other year from November 21 to December 4, 2021.
Why is it observed?
This event is observed in order to raise awareness about male sterilisation and to promote the participation of men in family planning.
Features of the event:
-Permanent family planning methods for men
-There’s no requirement of any kind of surgery or stitch.
-The procedure will be completed within 10 to 15 minutes
-There are no chances of any sort of impact on sexual arousal or performance.
-The capacity of the individual will remain the same
The event will dismiss the various myths about use of contraceptives by men.
For more information, individuals are asked to visit the nearest Health care center or contact ASHA. Besides, free transportation is promised to the beneficiaries.
What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception or we can also say that vasectomy is a small operation to prevent pregnancy. During the procedure, the male vasa deferentia are cut and tied or sealed so as to prevent sperm from entering into the urethra and thereby prevent fertilization of a female through sexual intercourse.
Vasectomies are usually performed in a physician’s office, medical clinic, or, when performed on an animal, in a veterinary clinic—hospitalization is not normally required as the procedure is not complicated, the incisions are small, and the necessary equipment routine.
How does it work?
It blocks sperm from getting to your semen when you ejaculate. With no sperm leaving your body, you can’t get someone pregnant. However, one can still have an orgasm and ejaculate.