There are times in a woman’s life when she will desire to be sexually active, but not become pregnant. When a woman is not ready to have children, or if she is unsure whether or not she would like to have children in the future, a temporary (reversible) contraception method is recommended. When a woman is absolutely sure that she does not want to have children in the future a surgical procedure is usually recommended. In a traditional family, a discussion of a vasectomy or a female permanent birth control or sterilization procedure is often discussed.
During a sterilization procedure, a skilled OBGYN will close or block a woman’s fallopian tubes so that sperm can no longer pass through them and meet with an egg. Closing the tubes can be done in several ways. Sterilization can occur through a couple of different techniques: