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When one decides they want to have sterilization as their form of contraception, you should be 100% sure that you don't want any more children. There are several options of sterilization. There's the vasectomy from the male's perspective. Then from the female perspective, there's the Essure, which is done through the vagina, and then there are laparoscopic approaches as well as a postpartum tubal, which is done in the immediate postpartum period.

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Gayle Dean, MD


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Recipient of the “Respect” Physician Award – Tucson Medical Center

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