Permanent sterilization is an option for both women and men who do not want children. Tubal ligation permanently ends a woman's chance of becoming pregnant by a simple, usually, outpatient procedure called tubal ligation. On the other hand, men who do not want children can opt for a simple in-office procedure called vasectomy. If you're in a traditional male/female relationship, you'll want to know about both procedures
before you decide which of you will undergo permanent sterilization.