Permanent Birth Control Options: Ever Lasting Birth Control Options

Permanent Birth Control

Couples already have the right number of kids that they want may consider permanent birth control options. The same goes for single people who do not want to have kids.

Permanent Birth Control Options for Women

Tubal Ligation

This is a permanent birth control procedure for women.

  • Involves pinching the fallopian tube

  • This stops sperms from getting to the eggs

  • The tubes can be closed off by stitching, cauterization, tying with silicon tubes, clamping, viz, or partial salpingectomy.

Intra-Uterine Device (IUD)

  • This is a device that is shaped like the letter ‘T’

  • It is implanted in the uterus after being inserted through the cervix

  • It comes in two forms, one is made of copper and the other has been designed to release hormones that prevent conception

  • The copper version irritates the lining at the opening of the uterus and the fluid stops sperm from passing

  • This is reversible with the removal of the IUD

Essure

This is a new non-surgical method of permanent birth control.

  • The procedure involves the insertion of a flexible tube into the uterus and into the fallopian tube

  • A device is placed on the outside of the fallopian tube

  • It does not require any anesthesia and it can be an outpatient procedure

  • An Essure confirmation test is required every three months to help ensure it is working properly

Adiana

Like Essure, this is a new method and was only approved by the FDA in 2009.

  • This involves creating a lesion at the opening of the fallopian tube

  • The lesion will block the flow of the sperm towards the uterus

  • It is a non-invasive procedure and can be completed in 20 minutes or less.

Permanent Birth Control Options for Men

Vasectomy

When it comes to permanent birth control options for men, this is the one that is performed the most.

  • It is a minor surgery

  • It involves blocking the pathway of the sperm

  • The procedures severs the vas deferens, which is the pathway of the sperm

  • The vas deferens is either cauterized, stitched, or cut