Urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar is joining crusaders against overpopulation by urging men to get vasectomies on Nov. 7 to help reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies. According to Dr. Zafar, the second-annual “World Vasectomy Day” is bringing together women’s health organizations and urologists to promote the procedure.

Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stack, a founder of the event, said the event designed to encourage men to think about their role in family planning.

There are many undeniable reasons for supporting World Vasectomy Day. One of them is the over 325 million women worldwide who have had tubal ligations, which is six times the number of vasectomies being performed.

Tubal ligations are exceedingly more invasive, and while each procedure experiences a failure rate 1% of the time, tubal failures can result in ectopic pregnancies, which is a leading cause of maternal mortality.

Vasectomies, according to your urologist Des Moines, typically result in a normal pregnancy. Tubal ligations cost a bit more because they require full anesthesia and the recuperation time is longer. And while it’s true that a about 1% of men suffer pain for some time following a vasectomy, there’s no effective long lasting form of birth control that doesn’t carry some risk.

The difference between the two procedures is that taking risks and making sacrifices is what women do every day for over a third of their lives. Isn’t it fair that men take on some of the responsibility?

Your urologist Des Moines finds that convincing most men to get a vasectomy is not an easy task. Even the conversation is a difficult one to have, but Dr. Zafar feels that it is not just about vasectomies, but a shift in awareness that our world desperately needs.

The bottom line is that World Vasectomy Day is not just about how many vasectomies are completed, but how many conversations are initiated. Involving men in family planning is the right thing to do for yourself, your family and our future.

If you are interested in more information regarding getting a vasectomy Des Moines residents rely on urologist Dr. Fawad Zafar. Call our office today to schedule a confidential consultation.