The number of men who have undergone sterilization vasectomy has more than doubled in just one year according to the 2023 Economic Survey report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that permanently prevents pregnancy by cutting or sealing the tubes that carry a man’s sperm. Closing the tubes means there is no sperm to fertilise the woman’s egg during sex.
The tubes normally deliver sperm into and from a man’s penis when he ejaculates, so preventing this process is a highly effective contraceptive method. It will not affect you or your partner’s ability to have an orgasm or your sex drive.
It went on to say that 334 men had vasectomy procedures in 2020, a significant decrease from 658 in 2018 and 646 in 2018.
Other contraceptive methods, such as Family Planning (FP) Injections, remained the most popular method of contraception in 2022, with 2.6 million Kenyans choosing it, followed by Implant Insertions, which had 1.1 million clients.