Good news for those who are thinking of getting a vasectomy: You can get one for free in select cities across the country this November 2022. With World Vasectomy Day fast approaching on November 18, select clinics in Mandaluyong, Baguio, Davao, and Zamboanga are offering the procedure for free. Here’s how you can add your name to the list.
Where can you get a free vasectomy?
Here are cities where you can get a free vasectomy:
- November 7 – 11 at the Zamboanga City Health Office (Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City)
- Call or text 09750730151 or visit the Zamboanga City Health Office
- November 14 – 18 at the POPCOM Family Wellness Clinic Commission on Population and Development (Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City)
- Call or text 09615822709, 09494109991, 0916788839
- November 21 – 25 at the NVS Health Facility — Buhangin (Davao City)
- Call or text 09952024680
- November 8 – December 2 at the Baguio City Health Services Office (Baguio City)
- Call or text 09503313303, 09154669666,09177943847 or visit the Baguio City Public Information Office
To register for a vasectomy or for inquiries, make sure you call the numbers of the clinic nearest you.
What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a form of male permanent birth control where the sperm supply to the semen is cut off. During the procedure, two tubes that move sperm called vas deferens are cut off and sealed.
What happens during a vasectomy?
You might be surprised to know that doctors can perform a vasectomy even in their clinic with the whole procedure lasting about 20 minutes. There are two ways to get a vasectomy. First is a surgery where the doctor will make small cuts in the scrotum, take out the vas deferens, seal it, put it back, and stitch the cut. The second option is a non-scalpel vasectomy where instead of an incision, the doctor will make a small puncture to draw out the vas deferens. Both methods work perfectly fine.
Why should you get a vasectomy?
There are a number of different reasons a person would want to get a vasectomy. It could be because they:
- Don’t want to have kids anymore
- Don’t want to have kids at all
- Carry a genetic disorder and don’t want the risk of passing it on to their kids
- Have a partner who should not get pregnant for the sake of their own health
A vasectomy could be reversed but there is no guarantee. In many cases, it remains permanent, so consider carefully before getting one.