Factors Influencing Vasectomy Acceptability
in Kabwata Town Lusaka District- Zambia
The study aimed at identifying factors affecting vasectomy acceptability among men.
It sought to answer the research question: What are the factors that may be associated with vasectomy acceptability among men? This was a cross section study that was conducted in Kabwata Township in Lusaka.
Data were collected using a semi-structured interview schedule and a focus group discussion guide.
The respondents who were interviewed were selected by a systematic sampling method and those for focus group discussions were purposively selected.
A total of 245 respondents were interviewed and the response rate was 100%.
In addition, 13 participants took part in the focus group discussions.
Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS version 16.0.
The Chi-square test and Fisher`s test were used to determine associations between the independent variables with the dependent variable.
Qualitative data were analysed using content analysis.
The findings revealed that the majority of the respondents 180 (73.5%) indicated that vasectomy was not culturally right and that men must not undergo vasectomy.
Miyanda Elina Nzobokela was born in February 1960, Zambia.
Being the fifth in the family of 10.
She started her work as a Registered Nurse at Mazabuka district in 1984.
She developed big interest midwifery and loved to care and deliver women as well as neonates.
In 2012, she was promoted to Principal Tutor/Lecturer.