Lifestyle and Health

VASECTOMY IS A METHOD OF CONTRACEPTION

Moffat is the man in every girl’s dream. He is tall, not so dark and smoking hot. He is not only a banker, he is also a very successful business man. He has been driving a range ever since I met him several years ago, and no, he is not fat, like other rich men you know, his stomach is flat, if you don’t believe, then come to our house and see for yourself. When our last baby came last year (sorry I hadn’t told you we are married with four children now), he said they are enough (the children), yes four sons are more than enough. I was excited, I even told my mother about my plans to go back for my masters.
My gynecologist offered us two methods of permanent contraception, tubal ligation (female sterilization), and vasectomy (male sterilization). We opted for vasectomy, now don’t open your mouth in amazement, Moffat is a cool man, and to be sincere, it is only fair isn’t it? After all I am the one who has been carrying babies in my womb and pushing them out to the world from between my legs( this isn’t a joke my friend), and besides, vasectomy is inexpensive, safer(compared to tubal ligation), and reliable with only a failure rate of 0.1% in the first year of life.

He was to go for the operation(don’t be scared it is only a minor operation under local anesthesia) today on first June 2015, except he has refused to wake up, I reminded him yesternite about his appointment, and he only nodded, the way a stupid school boy who is pretending to understand mathematics nods. I woke him at ten this morning but he only gave a low moan and continued sleeping. When I mentioned the vasectomy business to him, he woke up and gave me a look, the kind your father would give you when you tell him you are pregnant for the gateman.
It is now 6.00p.m, Moffat woke up two hours ago, he served his tea and groundnuts, took the T.V remote and sat. He has been watching ugly anacondas in Nat Geo World. Dr Njihia has been calling him; he has called about six times no reply. He called my phone two times, I didn’t pick would you pick if you were me? Then what would you tell him? That your gentleman, sorry your husband can’t have the operation or would you lie to him that you, and by you I mean the two of you have changed your mind? Today is over, that story about him having a vasectomy is over too.
Yes he is like other Kenyan men in this; they won’t have vasectomies, whoever lied to them that contraception is the work of a woman must have died (he can’t undo the lie). Even the educated ones think vasectomy is castration, that it makes them cripples, that it interferes with their erection, Kenyan men believe that women should be the ones to take the pills, they should be the ones to get the implants and the coils, and when they have acquired the right family size, they should have tubal ligation (after all they are the ones who become pregnant). This false belief should end, dear fathers, brothers and husbands, vasectomy doesn’t make you less of a man, and yes vasectomy I also a method of family planning

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molyna Molly
molyna Molly
6 years ago

Tell them. Great job

saringin
6 years ago
Reply to  molyna Molly

Thanks molly

Ronedion
6 years ago

Well written, I love how you make it a story to pass medical facts. This is superb work Doreen. Indeed you are talented. Keep it up.

saringin
6 years ago
Reply to  Ronedion

Thanks Ronedion

denshispeaks
6 years ago

Nice piece. A little education is this important.

saringin
6 years ago
Reply to  denshispeaks

Yep denshi

andanje
6 years ago

I totally agree with you.
The burden of contraceptives has sat with the women folk for far too long.
There has to be shift.

saringin
6 years ago
Reply to  andanje

Yep its time the men started doing vasectomy

Eng.Kay
Eng.Kay
6 years ago
Reply to  saringin

Nyc pice.Dr.Saringi.But never in this life or in my next life.

Joe
Joe
6 years ago

That vasectomy option is a very difficult option for men. What happened to sowing wild oats? Ok, I am joking.

saringin
6 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Wild oats lol joe for how long do you want to continue sowing wild oats?

saringin
6 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe for how long do you want to sow the wild seeds?

odee
odee
6 years ago

nice one, I’m totally in support that men too should be proactive concerning permanent contraceptive use.. Nice

bonfacesagini
6 years ago

I did know this thanks

bonfacesagini
6 years ago

Sorry i mrant i didnt know this

Kenyan Feminist
6 years ago

Nice piece Saringin, and on an important topic. It’s time contraception stopped being a female only thing, because there are options for men too. Well done.

saringin
6 years ago

Thanks kenyan feminist.. ..and yes vasectomy is a contraceptive option too

saringin
6 years ago

Thanks and yep its high time men participated in family planning

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