Is permanent contraception harmful?

Permanent contraception for men (vasectomy) or for women (tubal ligation or tubectomy) is an invasive surgery. This means it is a form of surgery that involves making an incision in the patient’s body and inserting instruments or other medical devices into it. It is not harmful.

Permanent contraception should be discussed among partners before any decisions are made. This surgery should only be performed by doctors or qualified medical staff at a hospital or clinic.

This surgery does not affect sexual performance, or physical appearance.