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Surgical and Permanent Methods

Surgical / Permanent Methods are discussed. Learn about vasectomies and tubal sterilization (ligation). Definitions, pros and cons, effectiveness, STD protection, and cost will all be presented.
  1. Non-Surgical Permanent (6)
  2. Tubal Ligation (10)

Vasectomy: Male Sterilization
A vasectomy is considered a permanent birth control method. A vasectomy prevents the release of sperm when a man ejaculates. Male sterilization is extremely effective and is recommended for men who do not wish to have any more children.

Does Vasectomy Lower Sex Drive?
Many men put off having a vasectomy over fears of a link between a vasectomy and decreased sex drive. Should this be a concern?

No Scalpel Vasectomy
A no scalpel vasectomy (or keyhole vasectomy) is a more appealing and less invasive vasectomy option for men. See why.

How Much Does a Vasectomy Cost?
Vasectomy costs vary depending on where it is performed and is covered by most insurance plans. What you need to know about how much a vasectomy will cost.

Please Share: What is Preventing You From Getting a Vasectomy?
Even though vasectomies are safer than tubal ligation, twice as many women have tubals. Vasectomies are over 99% effective, yet men have concerns about getting a vasectomy. You may feel nervous about the procedure or pain after a vasectomy - maybe you don’t want to regret this choice. If you are considering getting a vasectomy, what are your...

Methods of Permanent Contraception
Learn about permanent methods of contraception... both for you men and women!

Tubal Ligation
Tubal ligation (also known as having one's tubes tied) is a permanent form of female sterilization. This is a surgical procedure that closes off a woman's fallopian tubes. Learn more about tubal ligation, what to expect, risks, and costs. Discussion about tubal reversal as a choice if a woman regrets this decision.

Effectiveness of Permanent Methods
A comparison of the effectiveness of both available permanent contraceptive options. Compare how each of these birth control methods rate in preventing pregnancy.

Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation - Making the Decision
Sterilization surgery - information provided to help in making the decision to undergo a vasectomy or tubal ligation.


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