Sterilisation

Sterilisation is a permanent form of contraception which will prevent pregnancy for ever. It's only suitable for people who never want children, or who do not want any more children.

Both men and women can be sterilised. Women can have an operation to cut or block their fallopian tubes. This means that eggs will never be able to reach the womb. Men can have the tubes which carry the sperm cut so that they do not produce sperm when they ejaculate (this is called a vasectomy).

If you are considering sterilisation, you should spend some time researching it carefully and talk to your doctor, a nurse or a counsellor. If you would like more information, you can get in touch with Ask Brook. Ask Brook is confidential. That means we won't tell anyone you contacted us unless we think you're in really serious danger.

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