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Female sterilisation is a permanent method of female contraception. It involves blocking both fallopian tubes to prevent you from becoming pregnant.

What happens during female sterilisation?

Female sterilisation is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes about 20 minutes. In most cases, it is performed as day case surgery meaning you should be able to go home the same day.

Your surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the lower part of your abdomen or laparoscopically by making several small incisions (cuts) in your abdomen.

They will access your fallopian tubes and either cut or clip them to ensure any eggs cannot move to your uterus. Your surgical wound will be closed using stitches.

Note: Sterilisation does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections. You should continue to use contraception such as condoms if you are not sure of your partner’s sexual health.

Recovery from female sterilisation surgery

Your length of hospital stay will depend on the level of surgery performed and your recovery.

Why choose Nuffield Health St Bartholomew's Hospital for your female sterilisation surgery

At Nuffield Health St Bartholomew's Hospital our experienced gynaecologists, provide you with quick access to treatment with a treatment plan which is personalised to you.

How to book a consultation with our experts at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Booking a consultation to see one of our gynaecologists at St Bartholomew's Hospital is easy. Simply call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 020 3386 9006 and they will book you a consultation at a time and date convenient for you.

Alternatively, if you are unsure about the consultation process or female sterilisation, our enquiry team will be more than happy to answer your questions.

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Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew's Hospital

38 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 7BS

020 3386 9000

There are several bus stops within walking distance of the hospital. The closest rail and tube stations are City Thameslink - 5 min walk, Barbican - 5 min walk, Elizabeth line at Farringdon - 3 min walk. Car parking is available in Smithfield Car Park nearby.

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