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Sterilisation For Women

Sterilisation For Women

Sterilisation For Women is a method of contraception. It is a procedure carried out to prevent eggs from reaching sperm. Sterilisation requires a full discussion with your doctor to make sure it is the right decision for you. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends using their guidance note.

The consent form should be carefully edited under the heading ‘Name of proposed procedure or course of treatment’ to accurately describe the exact procedure to be performed. That procedure must be specified. It should not be for the doctor to decide during the sterilisation as to the method to be adopted. You should choose if you want Filshie Clips, removal of tubes or use of cauterisation.

If consent is required for an additional procedures, further procedure-specific consent should be obtained.

The aim is to ensure all women are given consistent and adequate information for consent. The consent form should be used together with dedicated patient information. After discharge, women should have clear direction for obtaining help if there are unforeseen problems.

Around 2-5 women out of 1,000 will become pregnant after laparoscopic sterilisation.

After sterilisation, women can become pregnant if the tubes come back together again after being cut. If clips were used to block the tubes, the clips can work their way off – even when they have been put on correctly. Once the tube is occluded the clips can drop off. They can then sit in the abdominal cavity and can perforate surrounding tissues. You should be warned about this.

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If you think you may have Sterilisation For Women issue then call us in confidence to discuss your issue. We are happy to talk through what has happened and advise you on a potential claim. Call us for FREE on 0800 470 2009 or email Dr Victoria Handley at


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