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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.

What’s the failure rate?
0.5%
of people using this method got pregnant in a year

This method is ranked 4 out of 17 birth control methods listed. The lower the number, the better.Source

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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.

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.
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Side effect rates for Female Sterilization

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