Surgical and non-surgical options
Permanent birth control methods are specific surgical (and non-surgical) procedures that lead to permanent sterilization. Women who know for sure they do not want to have any more children often seek this procedure, or if they are firm in their choice that they don't wish to have any kids.
Female sterilization closes a woman's fallopian tubes by blocking, tying or cutting them so an egg cannot travel to the uterus. There are two primary forms of female sterilization: a fairly new nonsurgical implant system (sold under the brand name Essure), and the traditional tubal ligation procedure, often called "getting your tubes tied."
These procedures are meant to result in permanent sterilization. That being said, you may be able to seek out a tubal reversal if you are a good candidate—based on your age and the type of tubal ligation you had done.
Nonsurgical Permanent Birth Control
Sometimes called fallopian tube occlusion, the nonsurgical permanent contraception procedure can be performed in your doctor's office with local anesthesia. While there are benefits to this procedure there are also risks. Dr. Ginsburg will discuss your options.