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Title: Sterilization reversal - an overview
Authors: Singh, K. 
Fong, Y.F.
Ratnam, S.S. 
Issue Date: 1990
Source: Singh, K., Fong, Y.F., Ratnam, S.S. (1990). Sterilization reversal - an overview. Advances in Contraceptive Delivery Systems 6 (3-4) : 173-184. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Voluntary sterilization is the most widely used contraception method in the world. Most couples who choose sexual sterilization remain content with their choice. Despite this, one out of ten individuals sterilized weeks reversal. Sterilization is a permanent method. Reversal is possible but it involves major surgery that is expensive and the final outcome is uncertain. Sterilization reversal is only an option for an individual who has an unanticipated tragic event in her/his life and thereafter desires parenthood again. Thus the decision to undertake sterilization should only be undertaken on the basis that the above information is given to the couple and that they understand the permanent nature of the method. Despite adequate counselling, one obviously has to consider the methods available when performing sterilization. Methods of occlusion like clips and rings should only be used as they are effective, minimize damage and have the greatest chance of successful reversal in the wake of present knowledge.
Source Title: Advances in Contraceptive Delivery Systems
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134311
ISSN: 01436112
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