Reproductive Sterilization (Female Sterilization)

Procedures to block or remove all or part of the genital tract for the purpose of rendering individuals sterile, incapable of reproduction. Surgical sterilization procedures are the most commonly used. There are also sterilization procedures involving chemical or physical means.
Also Known As:
Female Sterilization; Voluntary Sterilization; Sterilization, Reproductive; Female Sterilization, Voluntary; Male Sterilization; Male Sterilization, Voluntary; Female Sterilizations; Female Sterilizations, Voluntary; Male Sterilizations; Male Sterilizations, Voluntary; Reproductive Sterilizations; Sterilization, Female; Sterilization, Male; Sterilization, Voluntary; Sterilizations, Female; Sterilizations, Male; Sterilizations, Reproductive; Sterilizations, Voluntary; Voluntary Female Sterilization; Voluntary Female Sterilizations; Voluntary Male Sterilization; Voluntary Male Sterilizations; Voluntary Sterilizations
Networked: 93 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 8 trials/studies)

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Therapy Context: Research Results


1. Ramasamy, Ranjith: 2 articles (01/2023 - 11/2022)
2. Barbosa, Regina Maria: 2 articles (01/2016 - 01/2003)
3. Kessel, E: 2 articles (12/2003 - 10/2003)
4. Zipper, J: 2 articles (12/2003 - 10/2003)
5. Chin, Emily: 1 article (01/2023)
6. Deebel, Nicholas: 1 article (01/2023)
7. Israeli, Joseph M: 1 article (01/2023)
8. Kumaraswami, Tara: 1 article (01/2023)
9. Leong, Joon Yau: 1 article (01/2023)
10. Leung, Katherine: 1 article (01/2023)

Related Diseases

1. Ectopic Pregnancy
2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Sexually Transmitted Disease)
06/01/1985 - " Results of the UNFPA 5 year project are: 1) the rate of teenage pregnancies has decreased slightly, 2) venereal diseases are more controlled, 3) contraception use has greatly increased, 4) female sterilization is widely practiced, and 5) an abortion bill has been approved. "
09/01/1996 - "The following guidelines for pre-sterilization counseling have been adopted by the Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception: 1) emphasize that sterilization is permanent; 2) involve both partners in the decision making and present male sterilization as a viable option; 3) even if sterilization is requested, also present the range of long-term reversible methods available; 4) inform the client of failure rates associated with female sterilization and the associated risk of ectopic pregnancy; 5) emphasize that sterilization provides no protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus; 6) screen candidates for risk factors of post-sterilization regret, including young age and sterilization at the time of abortion or delivery; 7) fully explain the surgical procedure, preoperative instructions, surgical site, timing of the procedure, type of anesthesia, surgical risks, and length of recovery; 8) describe the possibility of unrelated changes in menstruation; 9) answer all questions; 10) discuss the positive effects on sexuality once concerns about unwanted pregnancy are removed; and 11) provide printed educational materials that the couple can review privately."
09/01/2008 - "5.5% had undergone female sterilization while only 2.5% of male partner had sterilization Knowledge of non contraceptive benefits of family planning methods was claimed by only 35.0% of the respondents, 27.0% reported awareness that condoms protect from HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) while knowledge about various adverse effects was widespread (52.5%). "
4. Infertility (Sterility)
5. Infections

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Quinacrine (Mepacrine)
2. Contraceptive Agents (Contraceptives)
3. Steroids
4. Meperidine (Pethidine)
5. Biological Factors
6. Oral Contraceptives
7. Levonorgestrel (Plan B)
8. Silver
9. Combined Oral Contraceptives
10. Anesthetics (Anesthetic Agents)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Reproductive Sterilization (Female Sterilization)
2. Contraception (Birth Control)
3. Operative Surgical Procedures
4. Anesthesia
5. Vasectomy (Vas Occlusion)