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Permanent Birth Control at Columbus OB/GYN

At Columbus OB/GYN, we know that many women and couples reach a point when they have decided to pursue permanent birth control. We offer safe and effective options for permanent sterilization procedures, allowing individuals to make informed choices about their reproductive health. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals is committed to providing comprehensive care and support throughout the permanent birth control process.

The Purpose of Permanent Birth Control

Permanent birth control, or sterilization, is a surgical procedure that permanently prevents pregnancy. It involves blocking or closing the fallopian tubes in women or the vas deferens in men, thereby preventing sperm from reaching and fertilizing the egg.

The Procedure



The first step in pursuing permanent birth control at Columbus OB/GYN is to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled providers. During this appointment, we will discuss your reproductive goals, review your medical history, and ensure that you have a clear understanding of the permanent birth control options available. We will address any concerns or questions and help you make an informed decision.

Preoperative Preparation

If you decide to proceed with permanent birth control, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. This may include avoiding certain medications or foods before the surgery and arranging for transportation to and from the clinic on the day of the procedure.

Surgical Procedure

Permanent birth control procedures are typically performed outpatient under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. There are different options available for both women and men:

  • Tubal Ligation (Women): Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are blocked, cut, or sealed. This prevents the sperm from reaching the egg, effectively preventing pregnancy. It can be performed through various techniques, including laparoscopy, mini-laparotomy, or hysteroscopy.
  • Vasectomy (Men): Vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles, are cut, sealed, or blocked. This prevents sperm from mixing with semen during ejaculation, leading to infertility. Vasectomy is a relatively simple and safe procedure that can be performed in our office.

Recovery and Follow-up

After the procedure, you will be given specific postoperative instructions to follow. You may experience some discomfort or mild pain, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. It is important to rest and avoid strenuous activities during the initial recovery period. Our team will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing process and provide any necessary postoperative care.

Benefits of Permanent Birth Control

Highly Effective

Permanent birth control procedures are highly effective at preventing pregnancy. They offer a reliable, long-term contraceptive solution without needing ongoing contraceptive methods.

Convenience and Peace of Mind

With permanent birth control, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have taken steps to prevent future pregnancies. It eliminates the need for daily contraception or other temporary methods.

Reversible Options

While permanent birth control is intended to be permanent, it is important to note that certain procedures, such as tubal ligation reversal or vasectomy reversal, may be available in some cases. However, the success of these reversal procedures cannot be guaranteed, and they may not be suitable for everyone.

Personalized Decision-Making

Our compassionate team will support you in making an informed decision about permanent birth control. We will discuss your unique circumstances, goals, and family planning preferences to ensure you have the information you need to make the right choice.


Your Permanent Birth Control Journey with Columbus OB/GYN

At Columbus OB/GYN, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized care throughout your permanent birth control journey. Our experienced team will guide you through the decision-making process, answer your questions, and provide support before, during, and after the procedure.

If you are considering permanent birth control and would like to explore your options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable providers at Columbus OB/GYN. We are committed to helping you make informed decisions about your reproductive health and providing the highest standard of care throughout your journey.