Demographic assessment on vasectomy clients of Sankhuwasabha Nepal

Nepal Med Coll J. 2003 Dec;5(2):98-9.


This paper presents the demographic status of vasectomy clients in Sankhuwasabha district in Eastern Nepal based on the 427 face-sheets taken at camps in district during 3 consecutive years. More than half (55.0%) of the clients were Brahmin and Chhetri. Major occupation of clients was agriculture (73.7%) with a literacy rate of 83.0%. Mean age of vasectomy clients and their wives was 32.5 and 28.7 years, respectively. Average number of children of a client was 3.2. Age of youngest male child was 4.7 years and youngest female child was 3.9 years. Of the total, 55.8% couples have had used temporary contraceptives before having vasectomy. As a part screening procedure, blood pressure of more than half clients (54.6%) was measured and found to be within normal range.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Contraception Behavior
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Ethnicity
  • Family Characteristics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nepal
  • Occupations
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Vasectomy*