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 Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.