Over 4000 Rwandan men applied vasectomy over the past six years

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 28 October 2016 saa 09:05
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Statistics have indicated that more than 4,000 men across the country have applied the birth control method known as vasectomy since 2010 up to date.

It has been revealed today during the World Contraception Day (WCD) celebrated in Muhanga district, Southern Province.

Statistics from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) indicate that 0,2% of men are active in birth control program.

Their number has been increasing since 2010.

In 2014-2015, 53% participated in controlling births among whom 48% use tablets and syringes while 6% use abstinence.

The family of Basabose Protégéne and Mujawamariya Florence with three children applied permanent birth control methods seven years ago. It has witnessed how it benefited from the preferred method of controlling births.

“It had no negative consequences on our health. Indeed, we make love in bed without worries of unwanted births,” he said.

The representative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to Rwanda, Jozef Maerien has said that the participation of men in birth control is very crucial.

“We are committed to mobilizing men to be prepared for births since it has a role in family development and provides enough time for a woman to care for herself.It is vital that men use birth control methods to alleviate sufferings of their wives receiving syringes and tables to control births,” he said.