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Female sterilisation

There are many methods of contraception available, which do not require surgery and these can be discussed with your GP or at a Well Woman Clinic.  Sterilisation is a permanent method of contraception and you and your partner should be absolutely certain you do not want any more children before going ahead.

What will happen

If you have decided that you wish to have female sterilisation, you will be seen by the specialist nurse in the sterilisation clinic and will be given further advice and when you are ready you will be consented for a surgical sterilisation procedure.  This is a minor surgical procedure and you will require a pre-operative assessment and will be asked to agree a suitable date for your surgery with our admissions team. The procedure is carried out through the laparoscope, in which the fallopian tubes (the tubes that carry the sperm to the egg) are blocked off surgically using clips. 

Location & clinic times

The nurse-led sterilisation clinics are held on Monday between 9am and 12.30pm and on Wednesday between 9am and 10.30am. You will need a referral from your GP.

Contact us

If you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment, please contact Gynaecology Access Centre on 0151 702 4328 (option 1), between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. An answer machine is available out of hours. If you require any clinical information about your outpatients’ appointment please ring 0151 708 9988 ext: 4617.