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Description: Female sterilization is the most popular form of contraception in the world. It is a safe, effective method of birth control for women who have the desired number of children or who do not wish to have children. Sterilization works by sealing the fallopian tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. Eggs are prevented from meeting sperm, so pregnancy cannot occur.
Considerations: Tubal ligation (also known as female sterilization) is a permanent, irreversible method of contraception. Therefore, it should only be adopted by those who either do not want children or already have the desired number of children.
Female sterilization offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS.
Availability: All main MSS centres and the government’s Reproductive Health ‘A’ clinics (Family Planning clinics).
MSS centres have carried out innumerable female sterilizations. The service covers consultation/counseling, procedure and aftercare of the sterilization process.
The surgical procedure is performed by a highly trained doctor and takes approximately 15-20 minutes. It is carried out under local anesthetic and sedation, using simple techniques to seal the fallopian tubes.
Effectiveness: over 99%.
What Should be Known about Female Sterilization
Female sterilization is a surgical procedure. Pregnancy is no longer possible after sterilization. In case of any questions or doubts before opting for this method, women are advised to consult a doctor or arrange a meeting with clinic staff.
Prior to the operation:
Myth: – Women experience weight gain.
Fact: – The increase in weight is a result of age and not due to the operation.
Myth: – The period flow increases.
Fact: – Any irregularity in periods is because of age or some other reason that needs to be diagnosed. It has nothing to do with the operation.
Myth: – One can still have children after the operation.
Fact: – If the tubes are ligated properly, then a woman cannot conceive as tubal ligation is a permanent and irreversible contraceptive method.