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Voluntary surgical sterilization

Voluntary surgical sterilization (DHS) is given a special place in the family planning program, because, firstly, this method is associated with surgical intervention and, secondly, it is irreversible. Currently, DHS is the most common method of birth control in both developed and developing countries (according to world statistics, 145 million women and 45 million men were exposed to DHS in 1990). According to most researchers, DHS is the most effective and, at the same time, economical method of contraception. However, there is no doubt that women's DHS is far from the safest method of protection. Female sterilization is based on the creation of artificial obstruction of the fallopian tubes surgically during laparoscopy, mini-laparotomy or traditional celiac section (for example, during cesarean section). In modern medicine, it is preferable to use laparoscopic access as the least traumatic intervention. The literature describes various ways to create artificial occlusion of the fallopian tubes, among which the most common can be divided into 4 groups:

1. Methods of ligation and separation (according to Pomeroy, according to Parkland) - tubal liguriug using suture material (ligation), followed by intersection (separation) or excision (resection) of a pipe fragment. The Pomeroy method - the fallopian tube is folded to form a loop, overtighten with absorbable suture material and excised near the ligation site.

1. The method of Parkland - the fallopian tube is tied up in two places with the removal of a small internal area.

2. Mechanical methods are based on blocking the fallopian tube with the help of special devices - silicone rings, clips (Filshi clip made of titanium coated with silicone; Halk-Wulff spring clip). Clips or rings are applied to the isthmic part of the fallopian tube at a distance of 1-2 cm from the uterus. The advantage of the clips is less trauma to the tissues of the pipe, which facilitates reconstructive operations to restore fertility.

3. Methods using heat and energy exposure (mono- and bipolar electrosurgery, fulguration, diathermy) consist in coagulation and blocking of the fallopian tubes at a distance of 3 cm from the uterus.

4. Other methods - the introduction into the fallopian tubes of the removed tube, liquid chemicals that cause the formation of cicatricial stricture tubes).

Surgical sterilization causes irreversible changes in the reproductive system. Despite isolated cases of fertility restoration after expensive conservative plastic microsurgical operations, the frequency of negative results far exceeds the success rates. It is the irreversibility of DHS that limits the range of its application. Contraceptive effect of DHS - 0.05-0.4 pregnancies per 100 women / year. Indications

• medical: the presence of contraindications to pregnancy and childbirth for the health of a woman (severe malformations and disorders of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary and nervous systems, malignant neoplasms, blood diseases, etc.);

• the desire of a woman (in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, DHS can be fulfilled, provided:

a. a woman’s age exceeds 32 years with one or more children in the family;

b. having two or more children in the family.

When choosing this method of contraception, a married couple should be informed about the irreversibility of sterilization, the features of surgical intervention, as well as possible adverse reactions and complications.
This should take into account the state of health of children and the stability of marriage. The legal side of the issue requires the documentation of the patient's consent to conduct DHS. Prior to the operation of DHS, a traditional examination is conducted, and generally accepted recommendations are given, including the possibility and / or feasibility of using another method of contraception. Sterility is achieved immediately after surgery (as opposed to male sterilization).

DHS can be carried out in the following terms:

1. "delayed sterilization"

o in the second phase of the menstrual cycle,

o 6 weeks after delivery,

o during gynecological surgery;

2. "post-abortion sterilization"

o directly after an uncomplicated abortion;

3. "postpartum sterilization"

o during cesarean section

o within 48 hours or, with extreme caution, 3 -7 days after delivery through the birth canal (sterilization is not performed from 8 to 41 days after birth).

Laparoscopic access is not recommended for use in the postpartum period, as well as after abortion for more than 14 weeks.


absolute (but temporary)

acute inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs;


generalized or focal infection,

cardiovascular diseases,


respiratory diseases


tumors localized in the pelvis,



severe cachexia

adhesive disease of the abdominal cavity and / or small pelvis,


umbilical hernia (for laparoscopy and urgent postpartum interventions).


hematoma (1.6%),

inflammatory processes (1.5%),


Despite the fact that the frequency of complications of vasectomy is relatively low, it is necessary to inform patients about the possibility of their occurrence and to carry out preventive measures that ensure minimal risk of such complications (careful observance of aseptic rules, control of hemostasis, elimination of physical activity for 1-2 days after surgery) . Remote epidemiological studies have not revealed any negative effects of vasectomy. Contraceptive effect: vasectomy is considered the most effective method of male contraception. Pearl index varies in the range of 0.1-0.5%. The reasons for the "failures" can be: recanalization of the spermatic duct (s) of the duct (s), operational defect, congenital duplication of the duct.

Recommendations for patients in the postoperative period who have undergone vasectomy:

• use cold compresses on the area of ​​operation to prevent swelling, pain. bleeding

• Apply scrotal suspension for two days.

• eliminate physical activity for two weeks (especially in the first two days),

• do not take a shower and bath in the first two days,

• sexual rest for 2-3 days,

• contraception with the help of condoms during the first 20 sexual contacts (spermatozoa can be kept in the ducts below the ligation site and only after 20 ejaculations complete sterility is formed). Contraindications:

• sexually transmitted diseases.

• inguinal hernia,

• severe diabetes.
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