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Sterilisation - Permanent Female Contraception

Sterilisation - Permanent Female Contraception

Female sterilisation is an end to all pregnancy related worries. This simple procedure is permanent and is to be opted for, only if the woman is sure of not having any more kids. Follow the article to get information on all you want to know about female sterilisation.

If the woman is sure that she does not have any more kids, sterilisation is an option for her. This is a simple surgical method that is extremely simple as well. Sterilisation requires a very mild sedation and performed under the effect of a local anesthesia. 

How is Sterilisation Performed?

This permanent female contraception procedure is performed with the help of a tiny incision. The doctor makes it on the abdomen of the woman in order to reach the two fallopian tubes. He then blocks them off or simply cuts it. The purpose of the fallopian tubes is to carry the eggs produced by the ovaries into the uterus where the fertilisation takes place when it comes in contact with the male sperm.

Sterilisation is a very safe method that eases out all future worries about unwanted pregnancies. The decision is made after taking into consideration several other factors like her overall medical and health condition. Now when these fallopian tubes are blocked off or cut, the egg is effectively prevented from reaching the sperm, thereby preventing pregnancy.

How Effective is Sterilisation?

This method is considered to be permanent and highly effective. However, one needs to understand that there are several other factors that determine its effectiveness in the long run. It has been observed that the pregnancy rates are significantly low and this actually directly depends on the manner in which the fallopian tubes are blocked. 

Within the first year after the sterilisation operation is performed, just 0.5 cases of pregnancy have been reported in 100 women. If estimation is made based on this finding for say ten years, the figure will increase to 1.8 cases of pregnancy in every 100 women. This means that only one in every 55 women might get pregnant after a sterilisation surgery. Family planning experts consider this to be a very satisfactory result. 

Post Partum Tubal Ligation

This is a medical term for the sterilisation operation performed just immediately after the delivery of a child. Doctors consider this procedure of sterilisation to be most effective compared to those performed otherwise. According to data, just 0.05 cases of pregnancy have been reported within the first year of this female contraceptive procedure in 100 women. This means that only one in two thousand woman might get pregnant. 

The Advantages of Sterilisation

Have a quick look the advantages of sterilisation method of contraception. 
  • This female contraceptive method is highly effective
  • This is a permanent method that requires just a single procedure. It is a successful family planning option that is extremely safe as well. 
  • The woman or the couple is not required to remember any medication dates; neither any other external supply is required. She also need not visit the clinic repeatedly.
  • Sexual pleasure and intercourse remains unaffected. The woman can have sex as usual and normally.
  • This procedure does not pose any health risk to the woman and there are also no long term side effects. 

Disadvantages of Sterilisation

Have a quick look at the disadvantages of sterilisation method of contraception. 

  • After the surgical operation, the woman can experience moderate to acute pain. Under certain health conditions she might also experience several uncommon complications.
  • At the site of incision, there can be bleeding, eventually leading to infection
  • Bleeding and infection can take place internally as well leading to other complications. Such a situation is very rare.
  • The internal organs in her abdomen might get injured.  
  • There can be a risk from anesthesia. During sedation or during the administering local anesthesia, there is a rare possibility of overdose or allergy. 
  • With general anesthesia recovery can be delayed and accompanied with certain other side effects. 
  • Reversal surgery is not really possible. Although it is attempted in some clinics, it is highly expensive and the success rate is also pretty low. 
It is therefore important that the woman opts for this contraceptive method after serious thought. She should be sure that she will not want any child in future.

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Anxious Soul
Anxious Soul.8 years ago
This write-up has cleared all my doubts about female sterilization but I would like to have some more information. I would like to know the recovery time after the surgery and also when can I resume all the regular activities. Is this method effective in preventing pregnancy just after the surgery or do I have to wait for some period? Please reply.
Rambo.8 years ago
Female sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. It is not reversal so if you are planning to have baby in near future, please do not opt for this. Reversal can be done but it is usually not successful and is also expensive. So the best option would be go for other methods of birth control.
Rajamma.8 years ago
I have two babies delivered normally. I do not want any more babies in future. Can I opt for sterilization? If I would wish for a baby in near future, can I reverse the surgery?
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