Sterilisation involves removing the body's ability to release eggs into the womb with a surgical procedure. Generally speaking, it is non-reversible, so it is only a choice for women who never want to have children, or who don't wish to have any more.
Sterilisation involves an operation which can be performed under a local or a general anaesthetic, and you can usually go home on the same day. During the surgery the fallopian tubes are cut, sealed using an instrument with an electrical current, or closed with clamps or rings. Once done, Sterilisation doesn't affect libido or your ability to have sex, but it's important to consult your doctor or nurse while you make the decision. They will help you weigh the benefits, risks and any potential drawbacks, and inform you of other long-acting contraceptives such as the IUS and IUD, which are also highly effective.
Sterilisation does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
HOW IT MEASURES UP
Typical use means how well the method works in real life and perfect use means how well a method works under 'perfect' or ideal conditions for example when there is no user error at any time.
EFFICACY WITH PERFECT USE
Sterilisation is more than 99% effective with “perfect use” meaning that less than one woman in every 100 who uses this method for one year will become pregnant.
Sterilisation is a highly effective, and permanent, method of contraception that is performed by a doctor or nurse.
EFFICACY WITH TYPICAL USE
Sterilisation is more than 99% effective with “typical use” meaning that less than one woman in every 100 who uses this method for one year will become pregnant.
Since Sterilisation is a procedure performed by a doctor or nurse, it is the most effective with typical use.
No. Female Sterilisation is hormone-free.
Ease of Use
Female Sterilisation is permanent. Once the procedure is done, it’s done.
Female Sterilisation has no impact on menstruation.
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