Female sterilization

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    •             Female sterilization provides permanent contraception for women who do want any more children.

       It is a safe and simple surgical procedure. Proper infection prevention procedures are required.

      Female sterilization is also known as voluntary surgical contraception (VSC), tubal ligation, tying

      the tubes, minilap.

      Benefits

               Very effective;

               Permanent;

               Nothing to remember. No supplies needed and no repeated clinic visits required;

               No effect on breast milk; and

               Helps protect against ovarian cancer.

       Limitations

               Un common complications of surgery;

               requires physical examination and surgery by a specially trained provider;

               Reversal surgery is difficult and not available in most areas; and

               No protection against STDs.

       Indications

               Indications

               Contraindications

               Pregnancy;

               Active Pelvic Infection; and

               Acute Systemic infection.

       Sides effects & management

      Sides effects  Management

      Wound Infection

      Treat with antibiotics

      Post operative fever

      Determine source of infection

      Bladder, intestinal injuries

      Determine presence of blood in urine or other signs of internal injury

      Hematoma

      Determine presence of infection or abscess

      Gas embolism (very rare)

      Check for increased respiration and pulse, decreased BP

      Pain at incision site

      Determine presence of infection or abscess

      Superficial bleeding

      Determine presence of infection or abscess

       

      Where to get services

      Services are available in all RHS-A Centers and RHS-B establish in major hospitals.

     

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