Project Example

No-Scalpel Vasectomy [Video]

The RESPOND Project works to increase the use of high-quality family planning (FP) services. Led by EngenderHealth, the project addresses the unmet need for healthy timing, spacing, and limiting of childbearing by improving access to long-acting and permanent methods (LA/PMs) of contraception. This video, created for the India project, tells the stories of three men and how they came to make their decision to accept NSV as their method of family planning. Each story goes into detail about the couple’s decision, shows them asking advice from friends, family, and medical professionals, and includes an explanation from a doctor about what happens during the procedure. Many of the typical questions regarding this procedure are tackled, including how the procedure affects sexual activity, how long it takes to recover, how much pain is involved, how effective it is, and whether a couple should decide to have it, depending on whether they have decided that they have completed their family. The video ends with one of the men having his procedure and walking out of the clinic, going home with his wife, happy in his decision.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019