Key points

• Male and female sterilization are common in the UK.

• Female sterilization has a failure rate of 1 in 200 and vasectomy 1 in 2000 after 10 years.

• Menstrual disorders are common after female sterilization but are related to cessation of other methods of contraception (which affect menstrual bleeding) and ageing and not to sterilization itself.

• It has been suggested that vasectomy may be associated with an increased risk of prostate and testicular cancer but neither has been proven.

• Counselling for sterilization is essential.

• Reversal of sterilization is not always successful.

Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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