Over 99% effective the overall failure rate is 1 in 200
Female sterilisation involves a surgical procedure that provides permanent contraception.
How it Works
The fallopian tubes are cut or blocked so the eggs cannot travel down them to meet the sperm.
- Useful for couples who have completed their families
- It is not effective immediately
- It is permanent and reversal is difficult and often unsuccessful
- Requires a hospital stay and general anaesthetic
- Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections