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Surgical sterilization is considered a permanent method of contraception. In certain cases, sterilization can be reversed, but this is not guaranteed. For this reason, sterilization is meant for men and women who do not intend to have children in the future. Types of surgical sterilization include: vasectomy, tubal ligation, STOP (selective tubal occlusion procedure), and hysterectomy.

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Terms related to Surgical Sterilization:

  • Hysteroscopic Sterilization
  • Sterilization, Hysteroscopic
  • Sterilization, Surgical
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubes Tied