Overview of Fallopian Tube Sterilization

sterilization-3Family planning is an essential decision in every life of a couple. The rise of the cost of living and increase of other life demands has pushed the need to consider planning a family. A focused couple agrees on the number of children to have and the time to have them as well as agree on the birth control techniques to use in implementing their agreement. Such a couple is said to have family planned.

There are numerous methods that can be used in order to plan the kind of family one wish to have. One of these many methods is the fallopian tube sterilization. This technique of family planning is very delicate and usually carried out by specialists in the specific medical field. Normally, fallopian tube sterilization provides an obstruction to fallopian tubes so as to prevent the male egg and the female egg from fertilizing and consequently being taken to the uterus.

Although the scientists have come up with lots of methods of birth control, there has been none that is said to be a hundred percent effective. Apart from the methods being ineffective to a certain degree, numerous side effects have been reported. For those who have undergone the fallopian tube sterilization, a little physiological change has been reported following the tubal obstruction. However, no reports have been made on any change in production of sex steroid by the ovary.

Research has shown that out of every a thousand people who have undergone the procedure, only about four pregnancies have been reported to have been successful. It is however possible to reverse the procedure so as to allow pregnancy through a process known as tubal reanastomosis. However, this procedure directly depends on the amount of tube that was destroyed during fallopian tube sterilization. This means that the more the amount of tube that was destroyed the least successful the pregnancy is likely to be.