advertisement
Updated 06 February 2014

The benefits of sterilisation

Sterilisation is a permanent form of contraception for men and women who never want more children.

0
  • Available for both men and women who choose not to have any more children.
  • Lifelong, safe, very effective.
  • No pills, injections or condoms to remember.
  • Female sterilisation is immediately effective.
  • Male sterilisation is effective after 3 months (sperm test negative).
  • Sterilisation can be legally done from 18 years of age.
  • Sexual enjoyment without the worry of pregnancy.
  • Sex is not interrupted for contraception.
  • Safe and simple surgical procedure.
  • Usually performed under local anaesthetic.
  • Male sterilisation only takes about 15 minutes.
  • Females can be sterilised straight after giving birth.
  • Does not affect male or female hormone production.
  • Does not interfere with other medication.
  • HIV positive men and women can be sterilised.
  • No long term side effects.
  • No hospitalisation required for low risk patients.
  • Free at provincial hospitals.

Source: Association for Voluntary Sterilisation of South Africa

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Dangerous winter sun »

Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure?

Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter

During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot.

Did you know? »

The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason

10 fascinating facts about salt

The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.