Artículos de revistas
Vasectomia no sistema público de saúde: Características dos candidatos e variáveis associadas
Jornal Brasileiro de Reproducao Assistida, v. 15, n. 1, p. 19-23, 2011.
Centro de Estudo e Pesquisa em Reprodução Humana Assistida
Universidade de Caxias do Sul
Centro de Reprodução Humana
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Objective: This study aimed to characterize candidates undergo vasectomy in the public health system, Araçatuba- SP and to study related variables. Methods: We surveyed 300 medical patients and vasectomized contacted by telephone to assess several characteristics. The variables analyzed for the study were age, marital status, education, religion, monthly family income and per capita, number of living children, reason for seeking treatment method, contraceptive use, marital relationship quality, decision time (date of intent to perform the procedure) and not because of the procedure. Data were pooled for the analysis of results. Results: The age of the candidates ranged from 23 to 65 years (mean 36.86 years) and average 2.56 living sons. The average monthly family income was R$ 1.079,15, with average per capita income of R$ 249,07. The couple's contraception before the procedure was on account of the woman who used oral anti-conception (84%). The complication rate with the method was around 6.04%, the biggest complication was dehiscence (77.7% of cases of complications), these being mainly during the first 100 cases. Conclusion: Vasectomy is a very effective contraceptive method, with low complication rate and low cost, should be encouraged by the public health system as a means of family planning policy.