Female sterilisation is a surgical procedure to provide permanent contraception.
It is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
How does it work?
The fallopian tubes are snipped or blocked so the eggs cannot travel down the tubes to meet the sperm.
- Useful for couples who have completed their families.
- It is permanent, and the surgical operation to reverse female sterilisation is difficult and often unsuccessful.
- Requires a hospital stay and general anaesthetic.
- Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
For more information, please visit your GP or family planning clinic.