On November 17, 2017, Mexico City took part in the global World Vasectomy Day campaign promoting men’s participation in family planning, especially through no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV). During the event the Population Council Mexico conducted an exploratory study to better understand the reasons men chose NSV, as well as their concerns before and after the procedure. The study found that the principal reason for seeking NSV among men surveyed was their achievement of a desired family size, for themselves and their partners. The study further reveals the need to disseminate information through mass media, social networks, and all levels of the health system about NSV as a permanent, simple, and cost-effective procedure with low rates of complications and minimal pain. The report recommends that health institutions integrate NSV information, counseling, referrals, and services, for expanded family planning options and perspectives, within the National Family Planning Program, and facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of men who undergo NSV at least six months after the procedure.
Martínez, Isabel Vieitez and Adriana Ramos. 2018. "The perspectives of men in Mexico City about vasectomy—Brief." Mexico City: Population Council.