surgical sterilization

surgical sterilization

Mechanical sterilization Gynecology Sterilization that prevents passage of a fertilized egg to the uterus, or of sperm meeting egg; the more common form of SS is tubal ligation, but vasectomy is not uncommon. See Tubal ligation, Vasectomy.
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Surgical sterilization is a highly effective and popular contraceptive method.
WORCESTER - UMass Memorial Medical Center officials did not inform state hospital regulators about contamination in the Memorial Campus surgical sterilization system until after the Telegram & Gazette reported the problem in January, contrary to what a state Department of Public Health official said at the time, according to internal documents obtained by the newspaper.
This has become obvious in the contraceptive and surgical sterilization mandates the administration is trying to impose on Catholic charities and hospitals.
Guglielmone has asked the faithful in his diocese to help prevent mandated coverage of surgical sterilization and contraceptives in Catholic hospitals.
Caltabiano advocates surgical sterilization as the preferred solution to the problem of feline overpopulation.
Surgical sterilization (also called "tubal ligation") was introduced in the 1930s and has become a very popular form of permanent birth control.
It also unjustly recommended that access to surgical sterilization be eliminated, which was another violation of women's rights.
Other contraceptive options include fertility awareness and voluntary surgical sterilization.
According to the court, the prisoner's equal protection right to be free of forced surgical sterilization did not give the prisoner the right to exercise his ability to procreate while in prison.
In studies, Mirena had a 5-year cumulative failure rate that was less than 1%, slightly below that of surgical sterilization.
QS has now been used in some cases for over 20 years and in 25 countries, producing a shelf of sound scientific studies demonstrating a safety record superior to surgical sterilization.
The procedure should be far cheaper to perform than surgical sterilization operations now available, she said.