Female sterilisation is considered to be a permanent form of contraception, but it can be reversed.
Female sterilisation is considered to be a permanent form of contraception. The operation usually involves cutting, sealing or blocking the fallopian tubes so that eggs cannot be transported into the uterus where they might be fertilised. A female sterilisation reversal operation attempts to reconnect the fallopian tubes.
Female sterilisation can be reversed, but it is a complex process and there is no guarantee that you will be fertile again after the surgery.
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A female sterilisation reversal operation attempts to reconnect the fallopian tubes.
The operation is done under general anaesthetic through a bikini incision. The ends of the tube are trimmed to remove damaged tissue and then reconnected.
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