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Contraception » Female Sterilisation

Sterilisation

Reliability

Over 99% effective.
Failure rate  ranges from 1 in 200 to 1 in 500 depending on the method used.

How does it work?

Female sterilisation is a permanent method which blocks or cuts the fallopian tubes so that eggs cannot travel down the tubes and meet the sperm. It requires a small operation under general anaesthetic in hospital.

Possible Side Effects

Advantages / Benefits

Suitability

Who can provide it?

Your GP or Sexual Health clinic can refer you to the hospital. Gynaecologists who will do the operation.

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