First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa said men should play a supportive role in selecting and accessing family planning methods. The first lady said this while officially launching the Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programme in Harare. The programme being funded by the Swedish government through the Swedish International Development Co-operation (SIDA). The Swedish government availed $8,5 million towards the programme.
She urged men to consider family planning methods such as vasectomy. Mrs Mnangagwa stated, “To men out there, family planning is your responsibility too. Your involvement in assisting women in choosing and accessing these methods is highly encouraged.” She added, “There are methods specifically meant for men. For example vasectomy, which is offered by the Ministry of Health and Child Care through Populations Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council, I urge you to consider them.”