This is a permanent method of contraception and is a surgical procedure where the tubes that supply sperm in a man and the tubes that carry the egg in a woman are cut or tied.
Male sterilisation is up to 100%** effective. Female sterilisation is also up to 100%*** effective.
Any bad points?
Where can I find out more?
Because this is a surgical procedure it must only be performed by a trained doctor or nurse. However, family planning clinics, sexual health clinics and GPs will be able to give you more information.
For more detailed information on all these forms of contraception please look at the following links:
(The above information is only a selection of the good and bad points for the different forms of contraception.)
** 1 in 2,000 operations may fail
*** 1 in 200 operations may fail
SOURCE: www.mariestopes.org.uk and Durex Information Service leaflets
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