Birth Control Options
A permanent option that surgically disconnects the fallopian tubes, so that the egg never meets the sperm.
- 99.5% effective with perfect use*
- 99.5% effective with typical use*
- The World Health Organization cites a failure rate after tubal ligation of 0.5%
- For women seeking permanent contraception
- Short term complications after surgery may include abdominal and shoulder tip pain and bruising, anesthesia-related risks, bleeding, and infection, or damage to bowel, bladder, and blood vessels
- In a study, the 10-year cumulative probability of ectopic pregnancy was less than 1%
Also known as transcervical sterilization, this permanent method of sterilization involving placement of a device by a physician that blocks the fallopian tubes and prevents sperm from reaching the egg.
- Over 99% effective
- Low complication rate (when the device is properly placed)
- No incision is required
- Performed in an office setting
- Rapid recovery
- Risk of infection, pelvic pain, perforation of the uterus or fallopian tubes and tubal blockage occurring on only one side
- Risk of pregnancy in the first 3 months if no other method of birth control is used
- Overall risk of ectopic pregnancy is lower than that of the general population
A permanent option for men that surgically blocks the sperm duct and prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate.
- 99.9% effective with perfect use*
- 99.9% effective with typical use*
- For men seeking permanent contraception
- Side effects include local pain and scrotal bruising and swelling