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Female Sterilisation

Over 99% effective the overall failure rate is 1 in 200

Description

Female sterilisation involves a surgical procedure that provides permanent contraception.

How it Works

The fallopian tubes are cut or blocked so the eggs cannot travel down them to meet the sperm.

Advantages

  • Useful for couples who have completed their families
  • It is not effective immediately

Drawbacks

  • It is permanent and reversal is difficult and often unsuccessful
  • Requires a hospital stay and general anaesthetic
  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections