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Sterilisation of Women - How, Why, Two Detailed Case Studies. Is It A Good Birth Control Measure?

Sterilisation in women is the most requested contraception technique worldwide. It is a permanent method of birth control and involves blocking or cutting the fallopian tubes. This is a minor surgery carried out under general anaesthesia or sometimes under local anaesthesia. It is a very effective method of contraception with a success rate of more than 99%.

The technique, timing and setting of the operation have progressively changed since the early 1970’s and the advent of minimally invasive surgery. The most appropriate method of female sterilisation in a particular family is often determined by local situations and constraints. According to Cochrane review, the decision which method to choose should be a multifactorial one, depending on the setting, the surgeons experience and the woman’s preference.

How Sterilisation can prevent pregnancy?
As sterilisation procedure involves blocking the fallopian tubes it occludes the pathway for eggs to reach the tube to the sperm and get fert…

Get Answer on Common Questions on IVF from Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour

Q. What is infertility? When should couples go for IVF?

There are many causes of infertility are due to female and male factors. 
Female factors which can be benefited by IVF are:

Blocked fallopian tubesEndometriosisPCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)Premature ovarian failureFemales over age of 40Male factors which can be benefited by IVF:Reduced sperm motilityDecreased sperm countAbnormal sperm structurePremature ejaculationRetrograde ejaculation
Q. What is IVF?

The full form of IVF is In Vitro Fertilization which means the fertilization is carried outside the body. Insemination which means meeting of sperm and the egg is done in a petri dish of a laboratory. For this procedure, eggs from the female are retrieved and at the same time sperms from the male partner are collected. After fertilization of the egg and sperm, the embryo is formed which is transferred in the womb of the female. Read More…

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