STERILIZATION FOR WOMEN
Sterilization for women, Gainesville, Texas
Women looking for a permanent solution to unwanted pregnancy or who no longer wish to have children in the future have the option of female sterilization. This is also known as tubal ligation or vasectomy. The procedure involves making an incision in the lower abdomen, removing part of the fallopian tubes (fallopian tube removal). The fallopian tubes are then reattached to the uterus with sutures.
Female sterilization is performed using laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses small instruments inserted through several small incisions. It has many advantages over traditional open surgery including less pain, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time, smaller scars, and fewer complications.
At Vitality Women’s Healthcare, we offer a variety of birth control methods that cater to a wide range of needs, including female sterilization.
Why Choose female Sterilization?
Do you want peace of mind knowing an unwanted pregnancy isn’t in your future? Female sterilization is the most effective and permanent form of contraception. This treatment is recommended for those who are sure about not having any children in the future and requires no maintenance unlike birth control pills, shots, and even IUDs.
The procedure is performed using a minimally invasive surgery, called laparoscopy. Sterilization is safe and effective when performed by medical professionals in the proper health facilities.
What are the types of Sterilization?
There are a different types of tubal sterilization procedures:
Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that permanently closes, cuts, or removes pieces of your fallopian tubes.
Bilateral salpingectomy removes your fallopian tubes entirely.
At Vitality Women’s Healthcare, our patients will undergo a bilateral salpingectomy. In addition to preventing pregnancy, this also relieves patients of any ailments of the fallopian tubes and lowers the risk of developing cancer.
How Does Sterilization Work?
During monthly ovulation, an egg will leave one of your ovaries through the fallopian tubes, ready to be fertilized by sperm for a span of a few days. When sperm reaches the egg, it will then be implanted in your uterus, causing pregnancy. When the fallopian tubes are removed in sterilization of women, this process is interrupted, and pregnancy cannot occur.
It’s important to note that you will still maintain your menstrual cycle after the procedure and this does not cause menopause.
Is Sterilization Right for Me?
Sterilization of women is permanent — these methods of birth control should be reserved for patients who are completely decided on not wanting anymore children.
You should not consider sterilization if:
There’s any chance you’ll want to have children in the future.
You’re being coerced by friends, family, or your partner.
- You hope sterilization will fix temporary problems– marriage, sexual issues, mental illness, etc.
This procedure is a safe method of contraception for most women. You will have a pre-op appointment to review your medical history and discuss any concerns you may have. Above all, it is important to make an informed choice when it comes to your reproductive health.
Sterilization is permanent
Sterilization is meant to be a permanent method of contraception. It’s important to understand that reversing this procedure is complicated, and will not always work. Once you undergo the procedure, your fertility may be lost permanently.
If you are unsure, we advise against this procedure and to seek alternative forms of birth control.
What to expect
Patients who wish to undergo this method of contraception will be required to have pre-operative appointments 1-2 weeks prior to the procedure, and lab testing will be done. The procedure will be done in a surgical facility under general anesthesia, so you are completely asleep, ensuring your comfort.
You may feel some soreness in the incision areas and in the stomach; however, this can be easily managed with either prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers. Patients can be expected to return to work within a few days to a week.
There are alternative forms to birth control that should be explored and considered before undergoing sterilization for contraception. The most common form of birth control is taking oral contraceptives; however, this leaves room for error, and the runs the risk of unwanted pregnancy if forgotten.
We offer several options for long-term birth control
We provide a safe, non-judgemental space for all your birth control and gynecologic needs. We are here to support your well-being and are committed to providing specialized care for women, so you can continue living strong and healthy.
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