Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > Contraception for men Contraception for men All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception Male vasectomy The principle of a vasectomy is to prevent the sperm from entering the fluid which is ejaculated during orgasm. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave No need to feel cut up If you’re a bloke and you’ve ever suffered a glancing blow to the trouser furniture while playing sport, you’ve experienced more pain than you will from a vasectomy. Beyond condoms and the snip For now, men who want to do their part for birth control have meagre choices: A vasectomy - meant to be permanent - and condoms. Condom is still tops: research Condoms remain the best solution to reducing risks of acquiring sexually transmitted infections or transmitting these infections, says researchers. Shortcut to the future A vasectomy is the most grown-up thing a man can do. Here’s the honest account on the pros and cons of the “snip”, as experienced and written by a medical journalist. Bloodless ‘snip’ could soon be in the bag “Yes, I agree that contraception is as much a man’s responsibility as a woman’s, and I’ve considered having a vasectomy, but I’m terrified..." Harry, did you remember to take the pill? Two thirds of men would be prepared to take an oral contraceptive and 36 percent would be prepared to have contraceptive injections, a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation has found. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Top tips for beating PMS now Win a spa voucher worth R1000! Don't let PMS get you down Four tips for healthy winter hair Live healthier The struggle is real » 5 things to know before taking an antihistamine How to cope with seasonal allergies 15 tips for students with allergies For university students, moving out of home can be daunting at the best of times but for those with severe allergies or asthma, it may feel close to impossible. Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.