What is permanent contraception?
Permanent contraception is a term given to a group of contraceptive methods that permanently prevent pregnancy.
They are the most effective type of contraception.
They are an option for those who have decided that they never want to have children, or their family is complete.
What are the different types of permanent contraception?
There are two types of permanent contraception:
Female sterilisation (tubal occlusion)
Male sterilisation (vasectomy)
A note on gender
Gender identification is a personal journey. Not everyone with a male body is a man and not everyone with a female body is a woman. This information is for people of all genders including transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals.
For people with a female reproductive system. A medical procedure performed by a doctor or nurse that blocks the fallopian tubes so the eggs cannot travel down the tubes to meet the sperm.
PP-UN-WHC-GB-0071 September 2023