Parents that already have the number of children they can cater for and reach a decision to stop reproducing more should consider using vasectomy to avoid misconceptions.
Vasectomy is not harmful for parents in the adult ages. People of 45 years and older can better prevent from unwanted pregnancies using the same means.
A Non-Government Organization, Vasectomy International Day, is sensitizing Rwandans and people in the East Africa community region to use the scientific means that is reliable for sexually active partners in the context of preventing from unwanted pregnancy as well fostering family planning.
Vasectomy is an accepted scientific means applied to stop the reproductive tubes and system from ejaculations that can impregnate women. The reproductive tubes are incised with a small hole that can stop reproductive spermatozoa.
Men can continue having their ejaculation and sexual erectile as normal but cannot impregnate a woman.Vasectomy is usually done in a doctor’s office or clinic, using a local anesthetic rather than general anesthesia.
It’s simple and safe, and can even be done without a scalpel (instead, a small hole is punctured with a special device).
However, Vasectomy does not avoid Sexually Transmitted Infections. Some men could suffer from prostate cancer but the cases are not common.
A teenager from Kenya, Shila, is in Rwanda on behalf of Vasectomy International Day, to sensitize Rwandans much like other East Africans to use the means to prevent from conceiving unwanted pregnancies without stopping their sexual activism.
“Vasectomy is safe because it does not stop partners from having sex. They can but don’t have children. Partners decide never to recover because it is permanently done,” she said.
Vasectomy is internationally accepted as a scientific measure that helps parents in their elderly ages to stop reproducing and continue with their sexuality.
Dozens of Nairobi men made the lifetime decision to share in the burden of family planning by undergoing the irreversible in 2016 during the World Vasectomy Day on Friday at the National Theatre, where Shila was part of the occasion.
Men aged 30 to 50 years old, went in one by one for the 30-minute procedure that saw the tubes in the reproductive system that carry sperms cut off permanently.