- This comes as the world marks World Vasectomy Day which is celebrated on the third Friday of November.
- World Vasectomy Day was founded in 2013 by filmmaker Jonathan Stack and vasectomy provider Doug Stein.
Two hundred men have undergone vasectomy in a four days campaign by Marie Stopes.
Marie Stopes said the exercise would take place between November 14 and 18.
Vasectomy, or vasoligation, is an elective surgical procedure for male sterilisation or permanent contraception.
In a statement on Friday, Marie Stopes said it received more than 400 queries on vasectomy with over 250 men booking for the services.
“By the end of the campaign, Marie Stopes managed to successfully counsel and provide approximately 200 clients with vasectomy services through our qualified medical practitioners,” read the statement.
“These services were provided in our Eastleigh Nursing Home and Sameer Park outpatient clinic.”
This comes as the world marks World Vasectomy Day which is celebrated on the third Friday of November.
World Vasectomy Day was founded in 2013 by filmmaker Jonathan Stack and vasectomy provider Doug Stein.
The day is an annual event to raise global awareness of vasectomy as a male-oriented solution to prevent unintended pregnancies.
The uptake of family planning by men has remained a hard nut to crack for the Ministry of Health.
Data by the ministry released in September showed that a paltry less than 500 men underwent vasectomy in the last year.
Despite the fears, vasectomies could be one of the most effective male birth control methods.
They are inexpensive and could therefore have a major impact on sustainable development and population growth.
But the procedure is misunderstood and as a result, poorly used.
Through a puncture or small incision in the scrotum, the provider locates each of the 2 tubes known as vas deferens, cuts and ties or blocks them to prevent sperm from entering the urethra and thereby preventing fertilisation during sexual intercourse.