Permanent Sterilizaton

Prevent unintended pregnancies with permanent sterilization offered at Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic.

Permanent Sterilization methods are appropriate for women who have completed their child-bearing or are absolutely sure that they never want to bear children. The following methods are not reversible procedures.


Tubes tied - birth control, permanent sterilization

Surgical Sterilization

  • greater than 99% effective
  • for women a tubal ligation (having your tubes “tied”) is provided
  • for men a vasectomy is provided
  • these procedures are considered permanent and irreversible
  • you will no longer be able to get pregnant
  • these surgical procedures are performed by a healthcare professional
  • these methods do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Essure® offers permanent sterilization for women.

Tubal Implant Sterilization (Essure®)

  • greater than 99% effective
  • there is only 1 tubal implant currently available named Essure®
  • this method is considered permanent and irreversible
  • you MUST continue to use alternative birth control methods for the first 3 months after having the procedure.
  • the success of the procedure must be confirmed by a Hystero Salpingo Gram (HSG), 3 months after the procedure
  • this method does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

For more information please visit the Essure® (www.essure.com)