Answering Common Questions About Female Sterilization


Patient education is something we feel very strongly about here at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett. It’s important for women to be knowledgeable about the common reproductive options and treatments available for them. Although it is very common, many women may not understand certain key aspects about female sterilization and how it works. That is why our board-certified gynecologists are here to answer some common questions about female sterilization.

What is Female Sterilization?
Female sterilization is a safe and extremely effective method of long-term birth control. When performed by an experienced, board-certified gynecologist, female sterilization procedures are estimated to be 99.5% effective in preventing a woman from becoming pregnant.

What are the Most Common Methods of Female Sterilization?
We perform female sterilization by utilizing a surgical procedure known as tubal ligation. Also known commonly as getting your “tubes tied”, tubal ligation is a gynecological surgery procedure that blocks or seals the fallopian tubes. This prevents the transportation of eggs to the uterus and the passage of sperm into the tubes.

Is Female Sterilization Reversible?
Determining whether or not you are ready for female sterilization is a major decision that should not be made lightly. Although female sterilization procedures are safe and relatively simple, attempts to reverse them can be difficult and may not always be effective.

Opting to undergo female sterilization is an important decision that takes considerable time and thought. This includes doing research, learning as much as you can about your options, and speaking with an experienced, board-certified gynecologist to help make a confident, informed, and assured decision. For more information or to request an appointment with board-certified gynecologist Dr. Kristine Gould, please contact Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett today. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more tips, news, and details on our upcoming health and wellness events.


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