Camp Springs, MD (301) 423-3313

College Park, MD (301) 474-5300

Gaithersburg, MD (301) 921-0077

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.


Surgical sterilzation is available at Metropolitan Family Planning in Maryland.

Having tubes tied is a permanent surgical sterilization procedure.

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 wome.

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)