Non-scalpel vasectomy (NSV)

Article: “Hailakandi nurse spreads awareness on non-scalpel vasectomy” (Page 6)

Context: A nurse in Hailakandi district has created a record of sorts by motivating a large number of married males to go for non-scalpel vasectomy (NSV). This method is as effective as traditional vasectomy. The NSV procedure is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time, thus making it a popular option.As per data provided by the National Health Mission, between 2017 and 2018, 93.1% of sterilisation procedures performed in India were on women. Only 6.8% were men who underwent vasectomy

About Non-scalpel vasectomy (NSV):

  • No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) is a modern method of delivery, ligation and excision of vas deference without use of a knife.
  • It provides a permanent sterilization option for male.
  • The NSV approach offers several benefits, including lower risk for bleeding, bruising, infection, and pain
  • It is a safe, effective method of vasectomy with low complication and greater patient compliance
  • No-scalpel vasectomy was introduced in India in 1998. Later it was introduced under the National Rural Health Mission.