Male and Female Sterilisation

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Male and Female Sterilisation (September 2014)

01 September 2014

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on elective male sterilisation (vasectomy) and female sterilisation (tubal occlusion) in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or service that undertakes or refers individuals for either procedure. This guidance has been jointly developed with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

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FSRH Clinical Guideline: Male and Female Sterilisation Summary of Recommendations (September 2014)

01 September 2014

This is a summary of the recommendations made in the FSRH Clinical Guidance Male and Female Sterilisation. This guidance has been jointly developed with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

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FSRH CEU Statement: Response to the FDA Review of Essure® (October 2015)

01 October 2015

Essure® is a form of female sterilisation which involves the hysteroscopic insertion of flexible micro-inserts into the proximal section of the fallopian tubes and is undertaken without general anaesthesia.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Response to the BMJ paper by Mao et. al. (October 2015)

01 October 2015

A large observational study from the United States found that the risk of unintended pregnancy after Essure sterilisation was similar to that after surgical sterilisation. However just over 2% of women who had Essure sterilisation required a further operation related to the sterilisation procedure within a year.

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FSRH Guideline-related CPD Q&A: Male and Female Sterilisation (September 2014)

16 May 2016

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