Female Sterilization Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of Female Sterilization

Female sterilization assures nearly 100% results in stopping the woman from conceiving. Some of the advantages of female sterilization are encapsulated as under:

  • It is quite unlikely that female sterilization has any long-term health-related problems 

  • It does not lead to loss of sexual urge

  • Chances of hormone levels or periods being affected are next to nil

  • Female sterilization is a potential way of stopping the birth of a child

  • Generates results instantly

  • It is a long-term affordable solution

  • It is a simple affair

Disadvantages of Female Sterilization

  • Immune to sexually-transmitted infections, like HIV/AIDS

  •  Failure of incorrect female sterilization necessitates surgery

  •  Comes with risks associated with surgery

  •  Involves more complications when compared to male sterilization

  •  It is an unalterable process

  •  Has an inherent danger of causing the Post-Tubal Ligation Syndrome

  •  Though the failure rate is exceptional, still one woman out of 200 may become pregnant during the first year of post-sterilization period

  •  Causes a woman to feel tired, nauseous, inflated coupled with minor abdominal and shoulder pain 

  •  Patient tends to bleed profusely as a reactionary pressure arising out of female sterilization

  • Could lead to menstrual disorders in the later stages of sterilization

Side-effects of Female Sterilization

Though the process looks like a very effective one, women may witness some undesirable, adverse problems such as:

  • Injected part may have itching, soreness, and bruising

  • Can cause severe headaches

  • Can trigger psychological effects

  • Leads to enlargement of ovary and subsequently the patient may be hit with additional problems like gaining weight, gasping for breath, vomiting besides less urination

  • Could result in damaging  fallopian tubes, thereby, affecting the chances of the woman to become pregnant.