Perceptions Of Vasectomy As A Family Planning Method Among Married Men In The Awutu Senya East Municipality

ABSTRACT Background: Several studies have revealed the essence of family planning especially with emphasis regarding its role to achieving development. Family planning methods have been noted to prevent unwanted pregnancies and prevent maternal and child mortality, however, records emanating from Sub-Saharan Africa indicates a low usage of contraceptives especially vasectomy although there is a high unmet need for family planning. This study aimed at investigating the perceptions of vasectomy as a family planning method among married men in the Awutu Senya East Municipality. Methods: The study was an exploratory research which employed a qualitative approach. Focus Group Discussions and in-depth interviews were used to gather primary data. Study participants were selected using the purposive sampling technique. The study population consisted of community members from the Awutu Senya East Municipality, precisely married men. Interviews were digitally recorded with the consent of participants. Interviews were transcribed and coded using QSR Nvivo 12 software for thematic analysis. Results: The study revealed misconceptions about vasectomy. Again, knowledge of vasectomy was low as compared to knowledge of other family planning methods. Few participants had knowledge about vasectomy although they had misconceptions about the method. Religious beliefs, surgical procedure and future uncertainties all influenced participants‟ acceptance and perceptions of vasectomy. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is no enough knowledge about vasectomy among study participants and inadequate knowledge leads to erroneous perceptions. The study advocates that more education be done in the area of vasectomy to clear misconceptions in order to increase acceptance and patronage. 

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APA

TETTEH, F (2021). Perceptions Of Vasectomy As A Family Planning Method Among Married Men In The Awutu Senya East Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-of-vasectomy-as-a-family-planning-method-among-married-men-in-the-awutu-senya-east-municipality

MLA 8th

TETTEH, FELICIA "Perceptions Of Vasectomy As A Family Planning Method Among Married Men In The Awutu Senya East Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-of-vasectomy-as-a-family-planning-method-among-married-men-in-the-awutu-senya-east-municipality. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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TETTEH, FELICIA . "Perceptions Of Vasectomy As A Family Planning Method Among Married Men In The Awutu Senya East Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-of-vasectomy-as-a-family-planning-method-among-married-men-in-the-awutu-senya-east-municipality >.

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TETTEH, FELICIA . "Perceptions Of Vasectomy As A Family Planning Method Among Married Men In The Awutu Senya East Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-of-vasectomy-as-a-family-planning-method-among-married-men-in-the-awutu-senya-east-municipality