Sterilisation ReversalFor many females, it often becomes desirable to reverse a sterilisation procedure performed earlier in life. However, this decision often comes with a lot of questions, especially in instances where the period of time after the sterilisation has been quite prolonged. By learning more about the general procedures available and your personal chances of conception, deciding if sterilisation reversal surgery is right for you should be achievable in no time at all.

Consider Two Common Options

The most commonly considered option is to undergo tubal reversal surgery. During female sterilisation, the tubes are typically tied in order to prevent the monthly passage of a fertile egg. While untying tied tubes is the most natural option, it is also the most likely procedure to lead to complications, especially if the tubes have been tied for a long duration of time. On the other hand, an option is available where eggs are extracted by a surgeon, fertilised with sperm, and then implanted back into the uterus after several days incubation. According to Web MD, “An option to tubal reversal is in vitro fertilisation (IVF), a form of assisted reproduction in which a woman’s egg and man’s sperm are fertilised outside the womb in a laboratory dish. The fertilised egg (embryo) is later placed into a woman’s womb. Increasing IVF success rates have led to a decrease in the number of tubal reversal in recent years.” This is often the best option for those who would like to have a child yet prefer to remain sterile after the pregnancy.

A Cost Perspective

Tube reversal surgery is typically not covered by insurance, which often makes it a particularly expensive procedure when all aspects such as anesthesia and hospital stay are considered. On the other hand, in vitro fertilisation may be covered by some insurance policies.

Take the time to contact us at The Female Sterilisation Reversal Clinic if you would like to learn more about sterilisation reversal.