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 WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.