Male and Female Sterilization

Finally we come to permanent sterilization. These are surgical procedures done by a physician and for all intents and purposes should be considered permanent.

  • Male sterilization is called Vasectomy and involves cutting the Vas Deferens which is the tube that carries sperm from where it is stored in the testicles to the penis during ejaculation. This procedure is usually done under local anesthesia and can be done as an in office procedure. After Vasectomy, erection and ejaculation still occur exactly as before but the ejaculate contains no sperm. To learn about vasectomy reversal click here.
  • Female sterilization is called tubal Ligation and involves the cutting of the fallopian tubes which are the tubes that carry the egg from the ovary to the uterus during ovulation. This procedure is usually done in a hospital under either spinal or general anesthesia and is performed by a surgeon. After tubal ligation periods remain. These methods are options for those who desire no children in the future ever under any circumstances. For those who are not absolutely certain other effective, long-tern Birth Control methods are available.