Vasectomy is a safe and highly effective family planning method for men and couples who do not want any more children, but in low resource settings, few men seek out or have access to this method. Increasing the voluntary use of vasectomy is a cost-effective strategy for countries to reduce unmet need for family planning, decrease unintended pregnancies, and meet national family planning goals. By engaging men directly in family planning, vasectomy also holds promise for promoting positive gender norms and healthy relationships. | This brief is part of a set of resources from FHI 360/Evidence Project providing policymakers, advocates, program managers, and service providers with evidence-based recommendations for improving vasectomy programming.
Perry, Brian, Catherine Packer, Dawn S. Chin-Quee, Trinity Zan, and Dominick Shattuck. 2016. "Promoting vasectomy services in the Philippines." Durham, NC: FHI 360 and Washington, DC: The Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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