ITANAGAR, Nov 21: With an aim to enhance male participation in the reproductive health system, Vasectomy Fortnight is observed every year from November 21 to December 4. The Vasectomy Fortnight is being observed in the State starting Saturday with the theme “Parivar Niyojan Main Purushon Ki Sajhedari, Jivan Main Lae Svasthya Aur Khushali”.
Currently, the acceptance rate of male sterilization namely, ‘Non-Scalpel Vasectomy’ (NSV) is abysmally low in the State, stated an official release here.
The day was observed by taking out a rally of Bullet riders of various clubs of the State capital which was flagged off by NHM Mission Director C R Khampa at a city hotel here.
Before flagging off the rally, Director of Family Welfare Dr Emi Rumi spoke on the importance of male participation in family planning by adopting the means of Non Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) which he explained is a simple and very safe method of male sterilization.
He encouraged all the eligible men to make their contributions in the reproductive health system and not let women be the only one to adopt various family planning methods. Male sterilization is equally important as female sterilization and is safer, he added.
The Bullet riders will be generating awareness among the masses on the importance of male sterilization by distributing leaflets containing helpful information on NSV by covering the different localities in the State capital.
The programme was attended by DMOs and DRCHOs of districts including Itanagar Capital Complex, senior officers and staff of the Mission Directorate, NHM and the Directorate of Family Welfare, the release added.