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Contraception by Mind Map: Contraception

1. Permanent

1.1. Definition

1.1.1. Permanent methods are irreversible and do not allow couples to have children in the future.

1.2. Examples

1.2.1. Vasectomy: This is male sterilisation. The sperm ducts from the testes are cut and tied to prevent sperms from entering the penis.

1.2.2. Ligation: This is female sterilisation. The fallopian tubes are cut and tied to prevent eggs from entering the uterus.

1.3. Note: Abortion is not a form of contraception and should never be regarded as one.

2. Definition

2.1. Prevention of fertilisation or the development of the fertilised egg.

2.2. Necessary if married couples wish to delay having babies or wish to have only a certain number of children.

3. 2 methods

3.1. Temporary

3.1.1. Definition Temporary methods allow couples to still have children when they stop using the methods. Such methods can be either natural or artificial. Natural Artificial