A former Medical Director at the Ridge Hospital, Dr Thomas Anaba, has said vasectomy is general safe therefore, men should not be scared to go through it as one of their family planning methods.
He explained on 3FM’s Ideal Home Saturday, August 15 while discussing the topic ‘My Husband Fears Vasectomy’ that the side effects of vasectomy rarely happens.
Vasectomy is a minor surgery to block sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis.
Semen still exists, but it has no sperm in it. After a vasectomy, the testes still make sperm, but they are soaked up by the body.
Dr Anaba said: “It can be done in less than an hour then you get up and go home.
Asked what the side effects are, he said: “Side effect of vasectomy is that if the surgeon mistakenly tie your blood vessel going down to the testicle that must cause the problem but it hardly happens.”
Personally, Dr Anaba said he uses natural ways to prevent his wife from conceiving again after giving birth to two children.
He said he chose to go the natural ways rather than going through vasectomy.
Dr Anaba said: “I haven’t gone for vasectomy because there are so many methods I can use.
“We have natural methods that you can apply. Try to know the woman’s cycle very well.
“If her cycle is very stable you will know the days that she is in danger or she is fertile for fertilization then you try to avoid these days.”
He added: “We also have some other methods that you can use and decide not to ejaculate into the woman. You have to time that one well so nothing stays inside.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana