Tubal ligation, also known as “female sterilization” or “tying tubes” and vasectomies, also known as “male sterilization” are surgical procedures to permanently prevent pregnancy. Both of these procedures are safe and highly effective. They both are done by a surgical procedure which generally does not require an overnight stay.
Tubal ligation is when the fallopian tubes are permanently cut, closed, clipped, or a section is removed. This stops the egg from going down to the uterus where it can be fertilized.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure done to stop sperm from leaving the penis during ejaculation. Sperm stays in the system for about three months, so it is important to use a backup form of birth control until the sperm is gone.
You should only get sterilized if you are sure you don’t want to get pregnant for the rest of your life. Vasectomies can sometimes be reversed, but it comes with risks, and there is no guarantee that it will work.
These procedures are one of the most effective forms of birth control. They are permanent procedures and nearly 100% effective.
Things you may like about sterilization:
- Generally same-day procedures
- Tubal ligation can reduce the risk of
- Ovarian cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Private and discreet
Things you may dislike about sterilization:
- Permanent; may regret
- Needs to be done at a clinic/doctor’s office
- Potential side-effects include
- Bleeding and discomfort after procedure
- Potential complications after procedure
Can cost more than $5,000+ for the procedure.
MyAlly Health does not offer sterilization procedures at the clinic, at this time.
*Disclaimer: Costs are an estimate. Additional or different services may be ordered by the provider that may not be included in this price.
Does it protect against STIs?
No. Sterilization does not protect from STIs. Use condoms to reduce the spread of STIs.
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