Which partner should be sterilised?


#1

My partner and I have completed our lovely little family and don’t want any more children. We are debating who should get sterilised. What are the pros and cons of each?


#2

I was about to start a topic like this! be really grateful to hear from other couples that have had to make this decision.


#3

I have heard that it is safer for men to get sterilized as there tends to be less complications


#4

Hi there
There are many reasons why couples who are considering sterilisation decide whether sterilisation is right for them and which partner should undergo the procedure, but it is true, from a medical perspective that vasectomy is safer and quicker to perform and is associated with fewer medical problems than female sterilsation. You can read more on female sterilisation here https://www.sh24.org.uk/contraception/female-sterilisation and on male sterlisation here https://www.sh24.org.uk/contraception/male-sterilisation. If anyone reading this post has experience of sterilisation and would like to share what it was like then this might be helpful for others trying to make a decision.
Thanks for raising this important question.
Paula