You should only have a vasectomy if you're certain you don't want any more children or don't want children at all.

If you have a partner, discuss it with them before you decide. If possible, you should both agree to the procedure, but it's not a legal requirement to get your partner's permission.

Once you have had a vasectomy, it's very difficult to reverse it, so consider all options and use another method of contraception until you're completely sure. Vasectomy reversal isn't usually available on the NHS.

You may be more likely to be accepted for a vasectomy if you're over 30 and have had children.

But your GP can refuse to carry out the procedure, or refuse to refer you, if they don't believe it's in your best interests.

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