Female Sterilization

Avoid Pregnancy Through Sterilization

Female Sterilization

If you are finished having children or decide not to have children, there are safe and effective procedures to permanently prevent pregnancy. With little side effects and a quick recovery, female sterilization at Southern Oklahoma Women’s Health clinic is a prime option to consider.

Upon consultation, you will discuss sterilization options with our board certified physician, Dr. Henry Ramirez, who has been serving Oklahoma women for many years.

One method of permanent birth control we perform at our Ardmore gynecologic clinic is the tubal implant. This surgery-free procedure uses a coil-like cylinder to ultimately block the egg from leaving the fallopian tube. Because the egg cannot reach the end of the fallopian tube, fertilization from sperm is prevented.

The coil is simply inserted through the vagina and uterus and into the fallopian tube, where it begins to create a natural barrier. After the course of around three months, tissue will have filled the fallopian tube, sealing it closed. 

At Southern Oklahoma Women’ Health clinic, we use the Essure implant, created from the same flexible material used in heart stents. It forms to the organic shape of the fallopian tube. Essure has been used in half-a-million women since its inception in 2002.

With a tubal implant, one must use alternative birth control until the scar tissue completes its manifestation. You will receive a confirmation of the tubal closure in a follow-up appointment. A special dye will be inserted into the uterus and viewed through an x-ray. Essure ranks highest in success rate among other permanent birth control methods, with only .05 percent of women becoming pregnant. It is important to note that the procedure is permanent and should not be considered reversible.

Patients typically find recovery to take less than one day and return to normal activities shortly after the procedure. 

*Most insurance cover the Essure tubal implants.