As part of World Vasectomy Day, the Population Council Mexico conducted an exploratory study about the reasons and concerns that led men to seek a no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) during the 24-hour “Vasectomy-athon” in Mexico City in 2017. This study was intended as the first part of a longer cohort study that would follow up with the men, and their partners, to learn about their experiences with the procedure and its effects, if any, on their relationships. Based on the findings, the report recommends that the Mexican Ministry of Health (SSA) continue integrating NSV information, counseling, and services within the National Family Planning Program and support follow-up monitoring and evaluation of men who undergo NSV at least six months after the procedure. It would be beneficial for SSA to periodically assess the availability and quality of NSV services in Mexico’s public and private sectors, and based upon this, continue to disseminate information on best practices for NSV provision—and influence NSV policies worldwide.
Martínez, Isabel Vieitez and Adriana Ramos. 2018. "The perspectives of men in Mexico City about vasectomy." Mexico City: Population Council.