Female Sterilization: The Most Popular Method of Modern Contraception

This brief focuses on the following points:

  • Female sterilization is the most widely used modern method in the world, including developing regions and many developed countries such as the United States.
  • Female sterilization is a safe, highly effective, relatively simple, surgical means of contraception that can usually be provided in an outpatient setting and is intended to be permanent.
  • Effective FP/RH programs should have an active, accessible, voluntary female sterilization component that delivers quality services to women who make a free and informed choice for this method from within a range of contraceptive options.

 

Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2004
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English