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Tubal Sterilization (cont.)

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Author: Avi J Sklar, MD, FACOG, FACS, FRCSC, Consulting Staff, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCE: Westhoff C, Davis A, Tubal sterilization: focus on the U.S. experience; Fertil Steril. 2000;73(5):913.

Previous contributing editors: Editors: Bryan D Cowan, MD, Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Mississippi College of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Lee P Shulman, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Head, Section of Reproductive Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.


Last Editorial Review: 11/12/2012

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Prior to the 1960s, female sterilization in the United States was generally performed only for medical indications (when additional pregnancies would be hazardous to the mother).

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