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Female Sterilization

Technical Publications and Resources

Minilaparotomy for Female Sterilization: An Illustrated Guide for Service Providers
An easy-to-use reference manual for health care providers who are learning the minilaparotomy approach for female sterilization. Includes approximately 50 illustrations, a step-by-step description of the suprapubic and subumbilical techniques, and information about anesthesia regimens, equipment and supplies, and preoperative counseling and assessment. Also reviews basic requirements that are essential to ensure the safety and effectiveness of any female sterilization procedure.
(2003) Order English. MS-16. Order this publication, or download as PDF.

Increasing Access to Family Planning: The Case for Task-Shifting Female Surgical Contraceptive Services
(2010) Download as a PDF (397 KB) from the ACQUIRE Tanzania Project

Contraceptive Sterilization: Global Issues and Trends
A comprehensive, research-based resource on sterilization that includes up-to-date and in-depth explorations of such topics as high-quality service delivery, who uses sterilization and why, sterilization laws and policies around the world, key factors influencing the use and outcomes of sterilization, overviews of female and male options, research gaps, and projections of future needs. An update of EngenderHealth's landmark 1985 publication Voluntary Sterilization: An International Fact Book.
(2002) English MS-13. Order this publication, or download as PDF.

Instruments and Supplies Needed to Provide Clinical Methods of Family Planning
This is a checklist of the minimum number and types of medical instruments and supplies that EngenderHealth recommends as needed for provision of each of the four clinical methods of family planning (hormonal implants, IUDs, female sterilization, and vasectomy).
(2008) English. Download as a PDF (20KB).

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