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.

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Getting Back Into Shape After The Pregnancy

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