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Social stigma prevents men from undergoing vasectomy

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 23, 2017, 2:35 am IST
Updated Oct 23, 2017, 2:35 am IST
In some cases, parents do not allow their son to undergo vasectomy as they think birth control is the responsibility of women.
 Male sterilisation vasectomy is simpler compared with female sterilisation tubectomy. Men can go for work immediately after a vasectomy whereas women have to rest for a month.  (Representational image)
  Male sterilisation vasectomy is simpler compared with female sterilisation tubectomy. Men can go for work immediately after a vasectomy whereas women have to rest for a month. (Representational image)

Hyderabad: Social stigma is the reason why men are not coming forward to undergo vasectomy. 

According to a senior gynaecologist in the city, many housewives do not encourage their husbands to undergo family planning surgeries as they are the bread winners of the family. 

 

In some cases, parents do not allow their son to undergo vasectomy as they think birth control is the responsibility of women. Male sterilisation vasectomy is simpler compared with female sterilisation tubectomy. Men can go for work immediately after a vasectomy whereas women have to rest for a month. Men have stigma that they cannot do hard work after a vasectomy,” said Dr Sridhar Puppala, a no scalpel vasectomy surgeon.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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