Birth Control Options
A permanent option that surgically disconnects the fallopian tubes, so that the egg never meets the sperm.
- 99.9% effective with perfect use
- 99.85% 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%
A permanent option for men that surgically blocks the sperm duct and prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate.
- 99.5% effective with perfect use
- 99.5% effective with typical use
- For men seeking permanent contraception
- Side effects include local pain and scrotal bruising and swelling