Addressing Side Effects and Managing Complications of Permanent Methods of Contraception

Women and men who have had sterilization experience no side effects. There are some complications associated with the female sterilization and vasectomy procedures, but they are uncommon to extremely rare. Counseling men and women to let them know there are no side effects associated with permanent methods, addressing misconceptions with correct information, and encouraging men and women to return to the clinic whenever they have questions or concerns will lead to satisfied users. This brief provides guidance to providers on how to address misconceptions about side effects with clients and to manage any complications that might arise post-surgical procedure. Information is extracted and adapted from Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers.

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Permanent Methods Toolkit Working Group