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Sterilization

No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods.

No. After sterilization, individuals will look and feel the same as before. They can have sex the same as before. Additionally, for men, erections will be as hard and last as long as before, and ejaculations of semen will be the same.

Female sterilization is very effective at preventing pregnancy and is intended to be permanent. However, it is not 100% effective. About 5 of every 1,000 women become pregnant within a year after the procedure. The small risk of pregnancy remains beyond the first year and until the woman reaches menopause.

Yes, but the process is difficult and has a low chance of success, plus may result in a host of other complications.

Sterilization is intended to be permanent. Surgery to reverse sterilization is only possible for women who have enough fallopian tube left. Even so, reversal often does not lead to pregnancy. Additionally, the procedure is complex and expensive, and healthcare providers who are able to perform such surgery are scarce. If pregnancy does occur after reversal, the risk that the pregnancy will be ectopic, wherein the foetus develops outside of the uterus, is greater than usual. Thus, sterilization should be considered irreversible.

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Reference: https://www.your-life.com/en/contraception-methods/other-methods/sterilization/
Accessed on September 6, 2016

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