Bilateral Tubal Ligation Versus Vasectomy: which Method of Surgical Contraception is More Prevalent?
Objective: To determine whether female or male method of voluntary surgical contraception is more prevalent?
Study Design: Observational study.
Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out in Population Welfare department, Faisalabad from July 2007 to June 2008.
Patients and Methods: During this study, the total number and CYP (couple yearly protected) of bilateral tubal ligation and vasectomy performed in all family planning centers / Reproductive health centers of Government/private sectors and Non government organizations of District FSD, performed in one year from July 2007 to June 2008 was recorded on a printed proforma. The data was shifted to computer for analysis. The software used for analysis was SPSS version 10, and descrip-tive statistics used for analysis .Chi-square test was chose as test of significance.
Results: A total of 6938 bilateral tubal ligations with CYP of 86725 were performed as compared to 1602 vasectomies with CYP of 20025 in one year. The difference is significant statistically (p - value > 0.05) as well as therapeutically in terms of CYP.
Conclusion: Bilateral tubal ligation / female voluntary surgical contraception is a more prevalent method of surgical contra-ception as compared to male voluntary surgical contraception.
Key Words: Bilateral tubal ligation, vasectomy.
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