Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. Sterilization procedures for women are called tubal occlusion. The procedure for men is called vasectomy.
Tubal occlusion closes off the fallopian tubes. This prevents the egg from moving down the fallopian tube to the uterus and keeps the sperm from reaching the egg.
Sterilization is a highly effective way to prevent pregnancy. Fewer than 1 out of 100 women will become pregnant within 1 year of having the procedure. After 10 years, pregnancy rates range from fewer than 1 to fewer than 4 out of 100 women, depending on the type of sterilization method used.
This information was provided by the Amercian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Click HERE for more information on sterilization.
Sandpoint Women's Health provides sterilization procedures. Call 208-263-2173 to make an appointment with one of our highly skilled providers or click the button below to request an appointment.