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Chapter 14 - Permanent Methods of Contraception in Women

from Section 2A - Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare: Contraception

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 January 2024

Johannes Bitzer
University Women's Hospital, Basel
Tahir A. Mahmood
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
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The US Collaborative Review of Sterilization investigated the efficacy of various tubal sterilization techniques in 1996. These procedures included clip sterilization, unipolar coagulation, bipolar coagulation, and postpartum partial salpingectomy. Cumulative 10-year probability of pregnancy was determined to be about 18.5 per 1,000 female sterilization procedures [2]. The failure rate range was 7.5–36.5 per 1,000. This included tubal sterilization methods such as postpartum partial salpingectomy, laparoscopic unipolar coagulation, Falope rings, interval partial salpingectomy, bipolar coagulation, and spring clips. Table 14.1 shows the failure rate for the different sterilization techniques after 1 year.

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Print publication year: 2024

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