(see also Questions and Answers)

Female sterilization:

  • Does not make women weak.
  • Does not cause lasting pain in back, uterus, or abdomen.
  • Does not remove a woman's uterus or lead to a need to have it removed.
  • Does not cause hormonal imbalances.
  • Does not cause heavier bleeding or irregular bleeding or otherwise change women's menstrual cycles.
  • Does not cause any changes in weight, appetite, or appearance.
  • Does not change women's sexual behavior or sex drive.
  • Does not cause ectopic pregnancy. Instead, it substantially reduces the risk of ectopic pregnancy. (see Question 11).
Why Some Women Say They Like Female Sterilization
  • Has no side effects
  • No need to worry about getting pregnant or about contraception again
  • Nothing to do or remember after the procedure