male sterilisation

MALE STERILISATION

A permanent solution.

STOPPING SPERM IN ITS TRACKS

male sterilisation

Male Sterilisation, also known as a vasectomy, is a permanent surgical contraceptive method. It involves cutting the tubes that carry sperm from the testes to the penis during ejaculation in a procedure that is done under local anesthetic. Since it is permanent and highly effective, it is an option for those who never want to have children, or who don't wish to have any more.

 

After the procedure, the man can still ejaculate, but the seminal fluid will not contain any sperm. Sterilisation will only affect the man's fertility, and not his libido or his ability to have sex, but it's important to consult a doctor or nurse before making a decision. They will help you weigh up the benefits and risks, and advise you on alternative long-acting methods of contraception. After sterilisation, the man will need to wait for confirmation that the procedure has worked and this can take several months. In the mean time, regular contraception must be used to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. It is possible to reverse a vasectomy, but the procedure is very complex, so there are no guarantees.

HOW IT MEASURES UP

Typical use means how well the method works in real life and perfect use means how well a method works under 'perfect' or ideal conditions for example when there is no user error at any time.

EFFICACY WITH PERFECT USE

Sterilisation is a highly effective, and permanent, method of contraception that is performed by a doctor.

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EFFICACY WITH TYPICAL USE

Since Sterilisation is a procedure performed by a doctor, it is highly effective with typical use.

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Hormones

No. Male Sterilisation is hormone-free.

Ease of Use

Male Sterilisation is permanent. Once the procedure is done, it’s done.

Your Period

Male Sterilisation has no impact on menstruation.

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Report possible side effects

If you want to report a side effect of medication, please contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in your contraception package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme at https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/ or search MHRA Yellow Card in Google Play or Apple App Store.
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