There are many reasons why someone might choose sterilization for birth control. Some people choose sterilization because they do not want to have any more children. Other people might choose sterilization because they cannot or do not want to use other forms of birth control.
Sterilization is a permanent form of birth control. This means that once you have been sterilized, you will not be able to get pregnant. Sterilization is a very effective form of birth control. It is estimated that sterilization prevents pregnancy 99% of the time.
Sterilization is a safe form of birth control. There are no serious side effects associated with sterilization. The only potential side effect is that your periods may become irregular.
Sterilization does not interfere with sex. You can still have an active and enjoyable sex life after you have been sterilized.
Sterilization is a private matter. Only you and your doctor need to know that you have been sterilized.
Sterilization is a reversible form of birth control. If you change your mind about having children in the future, you can have surgery to reverse the sterilization.
How Do I Choose the Right Sterilization Procedure for Me?
If you are considering sterilization, you should talk to your doctor about which procedure is right for you. There are two main types of sterilization procedures:
Tubal ligation: This is a surgery that is done through a small incision in the abdomen. The fallopian tubes are cut, tied, or sealed to prevent eggs from traveling to the uterus. This procedure can be done in a hospital or outpatient surgery center.
Essure: This is a nonsurgical procedure that is done in a doctor’s office. A small device is inserted into each fallopian tube. The devices cause scar tissue to form, which blocks the fallopian tubes and prevents eggs from traveling to the uterus.
Both of these procedures are effective, but they have different risks and benefits. You should talk to your doctor about which procedure is right for you.
It is a permanent form of birth control, so it is not reversible. If you change your mind, you will need to have surgery to reverse the procedure. It is a surgery, so there are some risks involved, including bleeding, infection, and pain. You will need to take some time off from work or other activities to recover from the surgery. It is more expensive than other forms of birth control, such as the pill.