Information& Resources Sterilisation

Although men in New Zealand have a very high rate of uptake of vasectomy, women still often seek permanent forms of contraception. The established procedure is called a Laparoscopic Sterilisation (done with 'keyhole surgery') and it makes the Fallopian tubes become blocked to prevent the egg and sperm from meeting. Anil will assess patients thoroughly and this includes discussion of the alternatives in detail, so that the decision to have a permanent sterilisation is made carefully. A newer method of female permanent contraception is hysteroscopic sterilisation that can be done under local anaesthetic. This involves blocking the Fallopian tubes via a small telescope that is placed inside the uterus without any cuts or incisions.