Impact of tubal sterilization on women's health

Basguel A., Uzuner A., Kavak Z. N. , Bozkurt N., Onaran H., Ertuerk M. S.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, cilt.34, sa.1, ss.39-41, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.39-41


In this study we aimed to investigate the possible health effects of tubal sterilization on women who had chosen this method. A total of 127 women who had tubal sterilization between 2000-2005 were asked about their satisfaction with the method; their regrets and complaints, the effects of the tubal sterilization on their sexual life and their actual health. While 95% of the women were satisfied with the operation, only 76.9% of the patients would recommend this method to other woman. Although 23.1% reported changes in their sexual life after the sterilization, 30% reported changes in their menstrual cycle and 35% reported lower abdominal pain, two-thirds of the women did not state any significant complaint. Women who underwent the procedure at least two years before had fewer complaints; high school graduates and more educated women reported more changes in their sexual life. Women who had tubal sterilization were mostly satisfied with the method and were willing to recommend it to another woman.