Tubal ligation is effective, convenient, and permanent. It’s hormone-free, and can even make your sex life better.
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Sterilization is VERY effective.
Tubal ligation is permanent and one of the most effective kinds of birth control out there — more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Tubal ligation works so well because it’s permanent, and there’s almost no way you can mess it up or use it the wrong way. It protects you from pregnancy 24/7 for the rest of your life.
Sterilization is convenient.
After you get sterilized and the doctor says it’s safe for you to have sex without birth control, that’s pretty much it — you never have to use birth control again. No trips to the pharmacy, nothing you need to buy, and you don’t have to put anything in place before sex. Sterilization is get-it-and-forget-it birth control.
Sterilization doesn’t change your hormones.
Some people prefer non-hormonal birth control, or can’t use methods with hormones because of medical problems. Tubal ligation doesn’t use hormones to prevent pregnancy. It won’t cause menopause, change your periods, or mess with your natural hormones.
Sterilization can make your sex life better.
Sterilization is birth control that you don’t have to use during sex, so it won’t interfere with the action. You can get caught up in the heat of the moment without worrying about pregnancy, and you and your partner can focus on each other instead of birth control.