An effective surgical procedure for providing a permanent contraceptive solution
A vasectomy is a contraceptive method suitable for men who are sure they don't want anymore children.
It's a popular method of family planning chosen by millions of men worldwide, and thousands in Papua New Guinea. It's safe, effective and offers a permanent solution to contraceptive needs.
The procedure takes only 15 minutes, and is one of the most effective methods of contraception that exists - the failure rate is approximately 1 in 2000.
How a vasectomy works
A vasectomy involves closing the tubes that carry sperm from the man’s testicles.
Closing the tubes means there is no sperm to fertilise the woman’s egg during sex. The tubes normally deliver sperm into and from a man’s penis when he ejaculates, so preventing this process is a highly effective contraceptive method. It will not affect you or your partner's ability to have an orgasm or your sex drive.
A vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure that can be done in several ways. Typically a small cut is made in the scrotum, the tubes identified and then cut or sealed.
A vasectomy is not effective immediately. Another contraceptive must be used for the first three months after a vasectomy while remaining sperm are cleared beyond the area where his tubes were blocked.