Sterilisation (Female / tubal occlusion)


Female sterilisation is an operation where the fallopian tubes are blocked or sealed to prevent eggs reaching the sperm and becoming fertilised. This is a permanent method to prevent pregnancy which is not easily reversed.

What is in the Sterilisation (Female / tubal occlusion)?

Plastic or titanium clamps or silicone ring may be used to block the fallopian tubes.

Alternative to Sterilisation (Female / tubal occlusion)




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Blood clot risk


Effect on fertility



What is the NHS criteria for female sterilisation?

What is the recovery time for female sterilisation?

Does female sterilisation stop periods?

Can sterilisation cause early menopause?

Does tubal ligation cause weight gain?

Detailed information

How the Sterilisation (Female / tubal occlusion) works:

How to use the Sterilisation (Female / tubal occlusion):

How safe is the Sterilisation (Female / tubal occlusion):

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