Chances of Getting Pregnant after Sterilization
on Dec 30, 2012
by Alyssia Granger
Perhaps you're done having children and wish to undergo a sterilization for you or your partner. What are your chances of getting pregnant after male or female sterilization?
Many men and women opt for sterilization techniques to prevent pregnancy when they have decided that they do not wish to have children or do not wish to have any more children. However, it is never one hundred percent successful in preventing pregnancy. Are you curious to know what exactly the chances are of getting pregnant after sterilization? Read on to find out. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Vasectomies are considered to be one of the most effective procedures for permanently preventing pregnancy. They are considerably more effective than tubal ligation procedures, but still, are not 100% effective 100% of the time. The average chance of pregnancy occurring after a man has a vasectomy is somewhere between one half of a percent and one percent. That means that vasectomies are around 98-99.5% effective in preventing pregnancy from occurring.
The most common cause of pregnancy after a vasectomy is when a pregnancy occurs very soon after the vasectomy is done. There is usually still a small amount of sperm in the semen for a few weeks after the vasectomy is done, so this is when pregnancies do occur most of the time. Sometimes, even when tests have been done that show that there is no sperm in the semen, a man can later become potent again, and pregnancy can occur. The chances of this happening however, are very low.
Tubal Ligation is in most cases, effective to permanently prevent pregnancy. However, it is not 100 percent effective, and it is a little less effective than vasectomy. The success rate for tubal ligation preventing pregnancy is somewhere around 96-98%. There is usually around a one to three percent chance that a woman will become pregnant after a tubal ligation. The studies show that within one year, around five in one thousand women will become pregnant, and within five years, around thirteen in one thousand women will become pregnant.
The main cause of pregnancies after tubal ligation is when the tubes become “untied”, or “grow” back together. Some tubal ligation procedures are performed improperly, and they do fail sometimes. Sometimes, in women who have a lot of scar tissue, it can be hard to properly perform the tubal ligation. Tubal ligation procedures that are done via the “clipping” method are also much more likely to fail than tubal ligations done using the burning method.
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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.