Sterilization Procedures


Why sterilization?

Sterilization is an important aspect of contraceptive and lifestyle management. It is an out-patient procedure.

The most common practice of sterilization is tubal ligation. The process is also known as “having your tubes tied”. In order to do this, the doctor has to tie the fallopian tubes together in order to prevent pregnancy immediately and permanently.

Permanent Sterilization Options

Another sterilization process is laparoscopic tubal ligation. The doctor has to block the fallopian tubes by clamping, cutting, or cauterizing them.

What to expect?

Laparoscopic Sterilization Procedure Process

  • The doctor inserts a laparoscopic instrument through a tiny incision near the navel. The doctor will then proceed to block the fallopian tubes so that eggs cannot be fertilized.

Hysteroscopic Procedure Process

  • The doctor passes an implant through the laparoscope to either clamp, cut, or cauterize the fallopian tubes and cut off fertilization.


Call GPHW today to schedule an appointment with your gynecologist to discuss contraception options.



Further Reading Resources

  1. Laparoscopic Sterilization
  2. Hysteroscopic Sterilization
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