Berhampur, Dec 8 (LocalWire) Vasectomy, a male sterilization process, has made a quantum nine fold jump in a refreshing change from male’s hitherto palpable aversion towards the family planning method.
During the observation of ‘vasectomy fortnight’ from November 21 to December 4 this year, as many as 96 male sterilization had been done, which is highest ever in the district, said additional district medical officer (ADMO) (Family Planning) V. Sarojini Devi.
With this the total male sterilization done in the district this year had gone up to 99 so far.
In 2016-17, 25 males had done sterilization in the district followed by 11 in 2017-18, she said.
Vasectomy is a non-invasive minor surgical procedure and is the safest and effective birth control method for male member of the family.
It also does not affect male hormones, she said.
The government had observed the ‘vasectomy fortnight’ for the first time this year to create awareness about male sterilisation and promote their participation in family planning after observing that their role was abysmally low.
During the event, various myths about the process were dispelled. Its theme was “Zimmedar Purush ki yehi hai Pehchan, Parivar Niyojan mein jo de Yogdaan”, she said.
“Besides creating awareness among the male persons urging them to come forward for sterilization by the health staff in the district, we engaged persons, particularly males, who had already gone through sterilization as “role models” for creating awareness”, she said.
They are motivating the people and explaining about the benefits of male sterilization. They are also explaining about the government benefits for undergoing sterilization method, the ADMO (Family Welfare) said adding a female gets Rs.1,400 for undergoing sterilization while her counterpart receives RS 2,000 for the same from the government.