49.4% of women in the survey had sterilization done in 2015-2016.

TN tops in women sterlization but not one man in NFHS surveyImage for representation/Flickr.com
news Friday, January 22, 2016 - 09:54

A recent survey by National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) revealed that the male sterilisation in Tamil Nadu has dipped from 0.4% in 2005-06 to 0% in 2015-16. However, 49.4% of women in the survey had done sterilization in 2015-2016.

According to the survey, there is no male sterilization done in Tamil Nadu. In other states like Karnataka it has dipped from 0.2% in 2005-06 to 0.1% in 2015-2016, West Bengal it has deducted from 0.8% to 0.1% and in Bihar also, it has deducted ftom 0.6% to 0%.

Dr. R. Govindarajan, Head, No Scalpel Vasectomy Programme, Centre of Excellence in Sterilization, Kilpauk Medical College in Tamil Nadu told TNIE that men do not come forward for the procedure. They need to be informed that vasectomy is easy compared to tubectomy but still men and family are worried about it.

A senior government doctor also said that it is due to stereotyping by society. He added that whenever a man is asked to go for vasectomy, his wife is immediately ready to go for the procedure instead of her husband. The doctor claims that this happens because woman often are housewives and men go for work.

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