Which permanent methods of family planning do exist?
There are operations that make it almost impossible for a man or a woman to have any children. Since these operations are permanent, they are only good for those women or men who are certain that they do not want any more children.
The operation for no more children is called sterilization or
- Vasectomy (for the man)
- Tubal ligation (for the woman)
IMPORTANT: Sterilization does not protect against STIs, including HIV. So you will still need to think about ways to protect yourself from these infections.