Female Sterilisation ReversalMany females who have undergone sterilisation often come to a realisation that they would like to have children. The logical next step in such an instance is to undergo female sterilisation reversal surgery. However, it is important to not make this decision without due thought and consideration of potential alternatives.

Health Considerations

Many women who are considering having children decide to undergo a sterilisation reversal. It is important that if this decision is made to not desire a future re-sterilisation. For those who wish to stay sterilised, there are other options such as artificial insemination for causing pregnancy to occur. According to Web MD, “Artificial insemination is a technique that can help treat certain kinds of infertility in both men and women. In this procedure, sperm are inserted directly into a woman’s cervix, fallopian tubes, or uterus. This makes the trip shorter for the sperm and bypasses any possible obstructions. Ideally, it makes pregnancy possible where it wasn’t before. Intrauterine insemination (IUI), in which the sperm is placed in the uterus, is the most common form of artificial insemination.”

Pregnancy Success Rate

The longer the period of time between the sterilisation and its reversal, the lower the potential chances of pregnancy. This means that even after the surgery, it still may not be possible to become pregnant. Typically a doctor can make a relative assumption about the chances post-surgery, although these will also depend on other factors such as the health of your partner’s sperm and your age during the attempt at conception. It can also depend on the method used to perform the initial sterilisation.

Insurance Coverage and Healthcare Costs

In most instances, a female sterilisation reversal is not covered by insurance. Consider the cost of the procedure and budget accordingly.

Take the time to contact us at The Female Sterilisation Reversal Clinic if you have any questions about the factors to consider with female sterilisation reversal.