Sterilisation is a permanent method of contraception that works by stopping the eggs and sperm meeting. It is suitable for both males and females who are sure they never want children or who do not want more children. For males it is called Vasectomy. Sometimes called the “snip”.
Sterilisation is a permanent form of contraception which involves an operation to stop the sperm and egg meeting. Vasectomy is the permanent contraception for males. You will need to visit your doctor or a specialist to discuss sterilisation.
Vasectomy is a simple operation, which takes about 15 minutes. It can be done at a doctor’s surgery or a hospital. It is usually done under a local anaesthetic. This means you are awake but have an injection into the skin so that you do not feel pain.
In no-scalpel vasectomy:
You will need to see your doctor or a specialist (urologist) to find out more about vasectomy and what services are available in your area.
Vasectomy is usually safe and simple, and most males don’t have issues. But here are a few
things to know:
A non-hormonal (Copper) IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device which contains copper. It is put into the uterus (womb). A Copper IUD does not contain hormones. The copper IUD can also be used as an Emergency Contraception.
LASTS FROM 5 TO 10 YEARS | PLACED IN THE UTERUS | EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY | EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION – UP TO 5 DAYS AFTER SEX
A Hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device, which contains the hormone progestogen to control your fertility. The device is put into the uterus (womb).
HORMONES | LASTS FROM 3 TO 5 YEARS | PLACED IN THE UTERUS | EFFECTIVE IN 7 DAYS
Two small, flexible plastic rods that are placed just under the skin in the upper arm. The implant releases the hormone progestogen to control fertility.
HORMONES | LASTS UP TO 5 YEARS | PLACED IN THE ARM | EFFECTIVE IN 7 DAYS