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Ensuring that having a vasectomy is an informed decision

Vasectomy or male sterilisation is the surgical operation of severing or electrocoagulation (Marie Stopes method) of the two ducts (vas deferens) that connect the testes to the seminal vesicles and urethra. The operation can be performed under either a local or a general anaesthetic. The procedure is quick and easy and is 99.9 per cent effective as a method of contraception. It has no effect on sexual functioning.

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