A Follow‐up of Vasectomy Clients in Rural Bangladesh

  title={A Follow‐up of Vasectomy Clients in Rural Bangladesh},
  author={Atiqur Rahman Khan and Ingrid E. Swenson and Azizur Rahman},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
A one‐year follow‐up of 585 vasectomy clients sterilized at vasectomy camps in Shibpur and Shalna in rural Bangladesh showed that almost half of the clients were dissatisfied with their vasectomies. The majority of dissatisfied clients stated that their primary reasons for dissatisfaction were: (a) their ability to work had decreased and (b) they had not received all of the incentives they had been promised. However, 58% of the matched nonvasectomized controls also felt that their ability to… 
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