9.3  Techniques of sterilisation

There are a number of simple and safe techniques for male and female sterilisation (see Figure 9.2) that can be carried out usually as outpatient procedures in hospitals. Most clients will be able to go home on the same day, as post-operative problems are not common. Pre-operative preparation, which includes counselling, is extremely important to ensure the willingness of the client, and to minimise fears and regret.

A diagram showing female and male sterilisation.
Figure 9.2  Female and male sterilisation.

9.2  Counselling for sterilisation

9.4  Female sterilisation