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What is permanent birth control?

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Women can choose to have a tubal ligation in which the fallopian tubes are closed off preventing eggs from reaching the ovaries. This is also known as “having your tubes tied.”

For men, the permanent birth control option would be a vasectomy. During this procedure, your doctor causes a permanent interruption in the tube that allows the sperm to get into the semen

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Birth Control Pills.”

CDC: "Contraception."

Kelly Cleland, MPA, MPH, researcher, Office of Population Research, Princeton University.

KidsHealth: "How Can Condoms Break?" "How Can You Tell if a Condom Has Expired?" and "What if a Condom Breaks?"

UpToDate: "Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Tips for Using Condoms and Dental Dams."

Women'sHealth.gov: "Birth Control Methods Fact Sheet."

Healthy Canadians web site.

UpToDate.com: "Emergency Contraception." "Intrauterine Contraception."

PlanBOneStep.com.

MyNextChoiceOneDose.com.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Birth Control Pills.”

CDC: "Contraception."

Kelly Cleland, MPA, MPH, researcher, Office of Population Research, Princeton University.

KidsHealth: "How Can Condoms Break?" "How Can You Tell if a Condom Has Expired?" and "What if a Condom Breaks?"

UpToDate: "Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Tips for Using Condoms and Dental Dams."

Women'sHealth.gov: "Birth Control Methods Fact Sheet."

Healthy Canadians web site.

UpToDate.com: "Emergency Contraception." "Intrauterine Contraception."

PlanBOneStep.com.

MyNextChoiceOneDose.com.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 07, 2018

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