The Institute for Security and Social Services for State Personnel (ISSSTE), through the ECOS strategy for welfare, promotes access to safe and free family planning among men and the population in general, through free vasectomy. The scalpel, aimed at getting men more involved in enjoying full, responsible and risk-free sexuality.
Within the framework of World Vasectomy Day, Miriam Serrano Reyna, family planning and reproductive health doctor at the Iztapalapa I Family Medicine Clinic (CMF), pointed out that there has been a greater participation of men for this permanent contraceptive method; “We are earning about two thousand per year, and at the end of 2023 we want to increase this amount.”
He indicated that Esste offers this procedure free of charge to beneficiaries and the general public in first-tier units in Mexico City and in some institutions; Employees are continuously trained so that it can be implemented throughout the country.
The expert explained that no-scalpel vasectomy is a simple surgical technique in which local anesthesia is performed, a puncture is made with a very fine forceps that separates the tissue from the scrotum; The passage in the vas deferens (responsible for the transport of sperm) is closed with a suture, and that’s all. “The treatment is very quick and simple, the patient does not feel pain.”
Miriam Serrano told that the myths related to vasectomy are completely false. Among them are: erectile dysfunction, loss of virility, prostate cancer, among others. “On the contrary, they keep their partner happy, they enjoy their sexuality without worrying about getting pregnant.”
He highlighted that this option is also valid for those who do not want to have children, or when it involves risks for the mother and/or the product.
He clarified that vasectomy does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human papillomavirus (HPV) and others that threaten one’s own health and those with whom one has contact. Let’s put it in. Unprotected sex, so it is recommended that those who choose this certain family planning procedure maintain the use of male or female condoms.
He said Esste regularly conducts intensive no-scalpel vasectomy sessions to promote the procedure among Mexicans. “We started last October 30 and 31 in CMF Iztapalapa 1, we continued on November 13 and 14 in the Ambulatory Surgery Center of the ‘1° de Octubre’ Regional Hospital. Now they will be held at the CMF Revolution on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of the same month; East from 15 to 17; “Xochimilco from the 15th to the 17th and Villa Álvaro Obregón on the 27th and 28th, as well as at the ‘Leonardo Bravo’ Specialty Clinic from the 27th to the 30th of November.”
In the interior of the republic, this month:
- Chihuahua: Clinica Hospital Delicias, 13, and CMF Chihuahua 14 and 15.
- Jalisco: CMF Guadalajara 1 “Dr. Arturo González Guzmán” on the 23rd and 24th.
- Nayarit: General Hospital from 13 to 17.
- Sinaloa: CMF Culiacán 22 to 24.
- Tlaxcala: CMF Tlaxcala, 28.
- Zacatecas: General Hospital on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
This program is run to enhance and promote this method; However, beneficiaries and/or the interested general population can go to any of the ISSSTE first-level medical units.
He stressed that it is extremely important that men are responsible for their sexuality and can access it freely and safely and go to any medical unit without having to wait in lines.
The staff are trained to provide care in an accessible, humane and quality manner. They work hard to develop, simplify and make this program available to everyone.