Permanent contraception for women

Elizabeth A. Micks, Jeffrey T. Jensen

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Permanent methods of contraception are used by an estimated 220 million couples worldwide, and are often selected due to convenience, ease of use and lack of side effects. A variety of tubal occlusion techniques are available for female permanent contraception, and procedures can be performed using a transcervical or transabdominal approach. This article reviews currently available techniques for female permanent contraception and discusses considerations when helping patients choose a contraceptive method and tubal occlusion technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-777
Number of pages9
JournalWomen's Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2015


  • Essure
  • adiana
  • contraception
  • falope ring
  • filshie clip
  • hysteroscopy
  • sterilization
  • tubal ligation
  • tubal occlusion
  • vasectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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