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Fertility Planning and Contraceptive Methods.
Fertility planning is about the individual’s or couple’s decision as to when to have children and when not to have any more children.
Contraception is a component or part of fertility planning, and it applies to preventing a pregnancy. There is a range of contraceptive methods available in South Africa
What is Female Sterilization?
It is an operation done under general or local anesthesia in which a surgeon ties the fallopian tubes either with a fallopian ring or clip. This procedure prevents the sperm (male egg) from meeting the ovum (female egg) in the fallopian tube which may lead to fertilization and a pregnancy
What is Male Sterilization?
Male sterilization also known as vasectomy is a simple procedure in which a doctor cuts and ties the vas deferens tubes which carry the sperm (male eggs) produced by the testicles in the scrotum.