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Male Sterilisation

Over 99% effectivethe overall failure rate is 1 in 2000


Male sterilization involves a surgical procedure that provides permanent contraception.

How it Works

The tubes carrying the sperm are cut, so sperm are not present in the semen (fluid that spurts out of the penis at ejaculation) that is ejaculated.


  • Useful for couples who have completed their families
  • The procedure can be done in a doctors surgery or clinic under local anaesthetic


  • It is permanent and reversal is difficult and often unsuccessful
  • It is not effective immediately
  • A man can have discomfort and swelling for a short time after the procedure
  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections