Female sterilization is a surgical procedure that prevents pregnancy permanently. It works by blocking the fallopian tubes.
Female sterilization can be performed using the following:
The procedure is performed after administering anesthesia on the patient.
As female sterilization is a permanent pregnancy prevention method, it is not recommended for patients who may want to get pregnant in the future. The doctors will then perform laparoscopic tubal ligation by first creating a couple of tiny incisions or cuts in the abdominal area. Then, a tube is inserted into the abdominal cavity through one of these incisions and carbon dioxide is pumped into it. This is to allow the surgeons to see the internal organs properly.
The surgeon will then insert a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube with a camera at one end, into the incision near the navel. Tiny surgical instruments, inserted through one of the other incision, are used to close the fallopian tubes. The laparoscope will help the surgeon to view the area while performing the procedure.
Important Points to Note
The patient needs to contact the doctor if they experience the following: