Permanent Contraception – know your risks and benefits before you decide

Permanent contraception is an effective way to prevent pregnancy. It is a birth control option chosen by men and women when they:

•    Do not want to use temporary birth control methods
•    Want to avoid unwanted pregnancy
•    Have age or health problems that make pregnancy risky

Call us at Dr. Khazaei’s office now to learn more about permanent contraception, Elizabeth New Jersey.

Permanent Contraception – Women

Usually considered by women over 35 years, permanent contraception is done in two ways:

  • Non-surgical permanent contraception: This procedure is performed at the doctor’s office under local anesthesia or sedation and involves the insertion of a minute implant with a hysteroscope at the opening of the fallopian tube in the uterus to prevent the sperm from entering the uterus which begins to work after three months. For these three months, you would need to use suitable birth control. A follow up visit after three months is required to check of the tubes are fully blocked.


  • Traditional tubal ligation: This permanent contraception procedure involves tying, clipping or blocking the fallopian tubes using laparoscopy or mini-laparotomy using general anesthesia at the hospital. With laparoscopy, the patient can go home the same day.  Mini-laparotomy is considered a suitable choice for women who seek sterilization immediately following childbirth.

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Permanent contraception – Men

Vasectomy is the most common sterilization procedure for men and done at the doctor’s clinic. The procedure seals, ties or cuts the tubes that carry the sperms from the testicle to the penis.

If you are unsure about permanent contraception, it is best to talk to your doctor. Some questions to ask your doctor to help you make the decision are:

•    Is permanent contraception safe for you?
•    When and where the procedure will be done
•    How to prepare
•    Type of anesthetic used
•    What to expect after the procedure
•    Follow up visits
•    Whether your insurance will cover the procedure

Schedule an appointment today to discuss your options in permanent contraception in Elizabeth & Newark New Jersey