International Conference on Family Planning 2009

Family Planning: Research and Best Practices

Voices from the Frontlines: Vasectomy Can Be Accepted

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Usman Gwarzo is a Family Health International, Nigeria program manager and country adviser for reproductive health and prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child. His organization is the largest PEPFAR-funded program in the world, and he is currently conducting research on a reproductive health and HIV integration project.

“Men are not the ones against vasectomy, but the myths are that vasectomy is castration. … When a man has more than one wife, he needs to have multiple negotiations about family planning. … The resistance to family planning is men, but vasectomy can be easily accepted so that the man does not have to worry about what happens to your children when you have more than you can support.”

Written by C. Grillo | JHSPH

November 17, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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