30 men will undergo free vasectomy in Nairobi next month, says an NGO
About 30 men will undergo free vasectomy in Nairobi next month, an NGO has said. Founder of World Vasectomy Day Jonathan Shack said this will help men have conversations on family planning, which is mostly viewed as females’ responsibility. “This year, we will be marking World Vasectomy Day [November 18] in Nairobi. We want men to consider taking up family-planning methods,” he said. “Despite women using various family-planning methods available in the market, men only have two — condoms and vasectomy.” Vasectomy is a procedure that makes a man permanently unable to get a woman pregnant. It involves cutting or blocking two tubes called the vas deferens, so sperm can no longer get into the semen. Vasectomist Charles Ochieng, who underwent the procedure after the birth of his second child, said he opted to get the operation after his wife had several side effects with other methods.