Non-scalpel Vasectomy Camps: Our Experience and Recent Trends in 2021


Background: Camp approach has been advocated as an effective means of motivating the target population to adopt vasectomy as a method of permanent sterilization. There is a high degree of acceptance of Non-scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) among physicians and laypersons. With this knowledge, we organized camps and found good results which we share in this article.

Methods: Four NSV camps were organized in four different villages across India on a vehicle-mounted mobile operation theater. The meticulous and detailed planning, dissemination of information, careful execution, and post-procedure follow-up is enumerated.

Results: A total of 76 individuals underwent the operation in these camps. The mean age of the participants was 35 ± 5.2 years (range, 27–44 years). The complication rate was negligible and there was no failure of vasectomy. There was a high level of satisfaction among those who underwent this procedure as seen by the increased number wanting to undergo the procedure from places where camps were located.

Conclusion: NSV as a procedure is perceived as being simple and pain-free. Re-enforcing this fact and removing doubts, and conducting operations at the camp in an environment the client is familiar with achieved rewarding results.


non-scalpel vasectomy, camp, mobile operation theater, male sterilization, vas

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