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Female Sterilization

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Our bottom line

Invasive or non-invasive sterlization is a one-and-done procedure to stop reproductive function of a woman's body. It's highly effective and irreversible.

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Upsides

  • Get the procedure once and never worry about getting pregnant again. - All the spontaneous sex you want.
  • No hormones involved and your body's hormone levels won't be affected.
  • Does not affect or change menstrual cycle.
  • Safe to do while breastfeeding.
What’s the failure rate?
0.5%
of people using this method got pregnant in a year

This method is ranked 3 out of 17 birth control methods listed. The lower the number, the better.Source

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Downsides

  • Irreversible, so you have to be sure you don't want biological children in the future.
  • There's always a risk of complications with surgery and anesthesia. - Doesn't protect you from STDs.
How it works
  • When women say getting they’re getting their “tubes tied," they’re referring to sterilization of the fallopian tubes. This is where eggs travel through to get from the ovary to the uterus. This procedure blocks or removes these tubes.
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Side effect rates for Female Sterilization

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