A laparoscopic sterilisation is a permanent method of female contraception. It involves blocking both fallopian tubes to prevent you from becoming pregnant.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that sterilises a man. Read more about the vasectomy procedure, what to expect and how soon a vasectomy will work.
A vasectomy is an operation to cut the tubes that carry sperm from your testicles. It is a permanent and effective method of male contraception.
Reversing a vasectomy
Reversing a vasectomy is an operation to rejoin the tubes that carry sperm from your testicles. It may make you fertile again.
Tubal ligation (or female sterilisation) is a permanent form of surgical contraception. Learn more here about the benefits, risks and alternatives.