Kavre, August 29
The availability of temporary contraceptives for family planning has led to decline of males and females going for permanent services of vasectomy and minilaparotomy.
Data at the District Health Office Kavre showed that both males and females were attracted towards temporary contraceptives due to their easy availability in Kavre bazaar and elsewhere.
Family planning officer Ananta Sharma at the Kavre district health Office said that easy access of intraurine contraceptive device (IUCD) and implant had slashed the number of males and females seeking vasectomy and minilaparotomy services.
According to Sharma, as many as 165 males and 90 females had taken the services of vasectomy and minilap last year. Similarly, 528 females had taken IUCD, 2,995 females implant, 3,549 dipo, and 1,332 women had taken the pills respectively. The previous year, as many as 325 had taken the help of permanent means of family planning. Of them, 182 males and 143 women had taken vasectomy and minilaparotony services.
The district health office has been organising vasectomy and minilaparotomy services at various places on a yearly basis.
The number of people going for vasectomy and temporary contraceptive of family planning is low at ten VDCs beyond Dandapari in the district.
Sharma said Panchkhal Municipality and Methokot VDC top in the use of both permanent and temporary means of family planning.
“Even those who have fulfilled the need of children are using temporary means of family planning,” Sharma added.
District health office, Nepal Family Planning Union Banepa and Dhulikhel Hospital have been delivering family planning services in the district.
A version of this article appears in print on August 30, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.