Many women decide early in life to have a sterilisation done to protect their future financial resources or simply as a life preference. However, as time goes on, there may be second thoughts regarding this decision. By learning more about the reversal of female sterilisation, it should be possible to decide if such a decision might be right for your needs.
Consider your Age as Well as the Sterilisation Surgery Technique Employed
As your age increases, the chances of achieving pregnancy through natural conception decrease. Also, the nature of the surgery employed for the sterilisation can also affect chances of conception after a reversal. According to The Global Library of Women’s Medicine, “Age is an important consideration in calculating the prognosis of the chance of conception. Pregnancy rates with IVF markedly decrease after age 39 years. Reversal of tubal sterilisation tends to be more successful if the sterilisation was performed using the Pomeroy or Falope ring techniques rather than other more tissue-destructive procedures such as coagulation or the Uchida technique.”
Understand the Risks
Although the chances of developing complications for a female sterilisation reversal procedure are relatively low, it is still important to evaluate. Some risks include infection, bleeding and damage to nearby organs. Also, women who have had a sterilisation reversal have an increased risk for the development of an ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition where a fertilised egg grows outside the womb. As such, it is important to regularly consult with a doctor when attempting pregnancy after a reversal surgery.
Take the time to contact us at the The Female Sterilisation Reversal Clinic if you have any questions about undergoing a reversal of female sterilisation. We pride ourselves in supplying our patients with the necessary information to make an informed decision about their sexual health.