Number or percent of facilities that offer vasectomy services
Among the health facilities in a given area that provide family planning (FP) services, the number or percentage currently offering vasectomy services on-site during a specified time frame (e.g., one year or at the time of data collection).
As a percent, this indicator is calculated as follows:
(Number of facilities currently offering vasectomy services on-site / Total number of surveyed facilities providing FP services) x 100
Facility survey/responses to a facility survey question asking whether a facility offers vasectomy services. Vasectomies can be part of the facility’s routinely offered services, or they can be provided periodically on-site by a visiting provider, in which case the service must have been offered during the specified time frame.
The question or questionnaire should specify that the service must be provided on-site, rather than as client referrals.
Data can be disaggregated by geographic location, type of facility, type of vasectomy (conventional or no-scalpel), or type of service (i.e., routinely offered at a facility or periodically).
Facility survey or a service provision assessment (SPA)
This indicator determines the extent to which facilities that offer FP are providing a permanent FP method to male clients. It is also a long-term indication of whether a national FP policy that includes permanent methods is being implemented.
This indicator does not assess quality of vasectomy services. To measure quality, it is recommended to use this with a complimentary indicator, “Percent of facilities offering vasectomy services that meet the minimum standards with regard to essential supplies and equipment.”
access, family planning, long-acting/permanent methods (LAPM), male engagement