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Contraception » Male Sterilisation - Vasectomy

Vasectomy

Reliability

Over 99% effective.
Failure rate 1 in 2,000 over a lifetime

How does it work?

Male Sterilisation is a permanent method, which cuts or occludes the tubes carrying the sperm so that there are no sperm in the semen when the man ejaculates or comes. It requires a small operation under local anaesthetic, which lasts 10-15 minutes. A hospital stay is not required.

Possible Side Effects

Advantages / Benefits

Suitability

Who can provide it?

Your GP or Sexual Health clinic will be able to arrange referral to a specialist who will do the operation.

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