My partner and I are sure we don't want to have [more] children, but I'm not thrilled by the prospect of surgery. What are our alternatives?

Sterilization for women is pretty safe so you shouldn’t worry too much about the surgery, but a vasectomy (male sterilization) is even lower risk, so you and your partner might want to look into that first.

Still not working?

If you don’t think sterilization is the right choice for you or your partner, the next best option is the IUD, which is extremely effective and lasts for years. Or you could try the implant, which is also extremely effective and lasts for up to three years.

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