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Are You Considering A Female Sterilization Reversal?

Updated on November 29, 2011

Do You Have A New Life?

There comes a time in a relationship where both partners decide that having any or more children is no longer an option. When this happens, one or both of the partners will sometimes have a sterilization procedure performed to ensure that pregnancy never occurs again. But what happens when those partners break up and meet someone new that wants a child? What happens if they later decide that the still do indeed want more children. If this is your case, you need to figure out if you are a candidate for female sterilization reversal.

For women who have had their "tubes tied," female sterilization reversal is not quite as difficult or scary as it may seem. It is estimated that over a million sterilizations are performed ever year on men and women. With that amount of procedures, a request for a tubal reversal is bound to occur from time to time. In fact, it is estimated that approximately six percent of all procedures are later reversed.

A New Family

The Female Sterilization Reversal Operation

When female sterilization is performed, the woman's Fallopian tubes are tied, cut, or clipped to prevent the egg in leaving the ovary and entering the womb. Regardless of the female sterilization technique used, a female sterilization reversal procedure is available so the woman can once again become pregnant and have children. However, the success of the procedure is often determined by the amount of time that has been able to pass since the procedure was performed. The pregnancy rate climbs significantly higher for women who wait 36 months to have the reversal performed compared to women who have the same procedure within six months of the initial sterilization operation.

The actual procedure itself has become quite common and in most cases, takes about an hour or so to perform. A small incision is made in the lower abdomen and the tubes are rejoined with suturing. Patients can expect to remain in the hospital for about two days. Recovery period for most women is fairly quick, with complete recovery expected in under a month.

While most surgeries are successful, there can be complications at times. For instance, after female sterilization reversal is performed, scarring may take place that continues to block the tubes. Please note, this is a very rare occurrence and can be corrected with another procedure. There are also occurrences when the sutures do not hold the new seem. This can be detected with a die test. If there is a problem, the doctor can go back and redo the suturing.

Sexual contact may be resumed soon after the operation has taken place. To be on the safe side, most doctors will recommend that a woman waits a few weeks and then use contraception devices for the first month to ensure everything has healed properly from the tubal reversal. However, there is no real proof that the pregnancy is at risk by attempting to conceive once the patient feels better and has healed properly, even if that time falls inside of the normal waiting period.

High Success!

Any woman interested in having a female sterilization reversal can go into the procedure with confidence if they are a candidate. The success rate is extremely high for a tubal reversal and recovery is extremely quick compared to other procedures. While there are potential risks, they are minimal and rarely experienced with this particular operation. In no time at all, most patients find they are back to normal and once again able to conceive and give birth to a child.


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      xoliswa 2 months ago

      Am in johannesburg would love to do a reversal which hospital can I go to

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      Nozandile 15 months ago

      I'm in cape town I want to do reversal where can I go I'm 41 years

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      Elizia 18 months ago

      I'm in nelspruit where can I go for reversal

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      Portia 18 months ago

      hi I stay in Soweto I was sterilized in 2011 at Bara after giving birth with CSection and now I want to have another baby what can I do

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      Noni 19 months ago

      I'm in cape town I want to do reversal where can I go I'm 29years

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      Tee 20 months ago

      Good day,

      I'm in Johannesburg ,can you please tell me where can i go for reversal please.And how much does it cost?

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      melita 20 months ago

      Hi.I am at Pretoria where can go for reversal

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      Hi I'm in Pretoria anyone know a doctor that I can go for reversal please

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      tebogo 22 months ago

      Hi Zee, did you do reversal as well.was it helpful?I am going to dr vrey as well for reversal.

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      Faghmia 22 months ago

      Hi - I was sterilized 16 yrs ago- is reversal possible as I have started a new life and my husband wants kids- please advise , thank you

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      Zee 22 months ago

      Dr Vrey at Femina does tubal sterilisation reversals. Its about R32000 for the hospitals and roughly R7000-R8000 for the dr.

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      Tshepi 23 months ago

      Go back from the hospital that u have your sterilisation for revesal hw the manage to do it while cant manage to take it out

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      Janine 23 months ago

      Hi there, I was sterilized in 2008 I am 36 now and would like to know where on Cape Town can I have a sterilization reversal.I am in a relationship now where my partner and I discussed and agreed we both want a child together. Please help as this will make our bond even stronger between the two of us.

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      prabashni 23 months ago

      Hi I'm in durban and will like to do a tubal ligation reversal please were can I go to have it done

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      hi pls help 23 months ago

      I'm in limpopo I want to revese the sterilization whr do I go

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      pls help us 2 years ago

      Hi im 40 this year and is been 12 years now of sterilization.have 3 kids.want anoher for my new man pls help staying in sebokeng

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      allison 2 years ago

      Hi am 41years have four kids are sterilization.want another child.plz help me.

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      patricia 2 years ago

      Hi I am 31yes and l want a sterilisation Reversal. I live in jhb we're can I go plz help me

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      chantel 2 years ago

      Hi I am 29 years and I want a sterilisation reversal.I live in jhb.were can I go.please help me.thank you

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      Veronique Goliath 2 years ago

      Hi I just want to know where can I go to undo my sterelation its been 2 years now I'm from Polokwane I will be greatful if you can help me

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      mary 2 years ago

      Hi I have a medical aid need to reverse sterilisation is almost 36 months since the operation

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      Lisa 2 years ago

      Am really interested in this reversal,its 8 yrs nw I made it,im 40. please help. im in Gauteng

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      sanna 2 years ago


      I have been sterilised since 2000 I like to have it reversed.

      how do I go about it and where I am staying injohannesburg

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      dikeledi 2 years ago

      hi im 28years old,sterilised in 2012 I would like to reverse it and im in johannesburg in ALEXANDRA TOWNSHIP were must I go I mean a goverment hospital bcos I cant afford private hospitals

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      Cee 2 years ago

      I'm 37 years old, sterilised in 2006, I would like to have a sterilisation reversal be possible. where can I go

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      Nteiti Violet 2 years ago

      I am 34years old, sterilised during my 3rd csection on 27 Jan 2015 and am cosidering sterilisation reversal. Can the reversal be possible? What will be required of me? Where can I go for physical examination?

      I live in Germiston, here in South Africa.

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      Tania mnyateli 2 years ago

      I'm 26 years soon to be 27 I want to do a female reversal sterilization I did my sterilization on the 7july 2013

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      patience.kby 2 years ago

      Hi im 34 got sterelized 10yrs ago can you help

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      Francisca Ameza 2 years ago

      I am 41 and will like to have another baby after 14 years of sterilisation is it possible for me and also to know if thete is any means of getting girl because o have 3 boys through section

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      nasreen 2 years ago

      I am getting married again had three c sections an would like too have a baby for my new husband please help me reverse this im in capetown whats the cost an where in cape town are use

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      tecla 2 years ago

      Hi I want a reversal were can I get help in in joz .I did sterilize in 2010

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      Odi 2 years ago

      Hi I'm 41 where can I do reversal pls help

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      Dipolelo Regina 2 years ago

      goodday,i have been sterilized in 2012 and now I wanna reverse it whr do I go,am in gauteng soweto,please im ingaged and need to preg before I get married.please help

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      zah 3 years ago

      Hi i need you ditails

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      carlin 3 years ago

      Hi I' have sterilization done 10 years ago. I'm 42 now where do I go for an revesal done please .how much will it cost and where to go

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      Boipelo 3 years ago

      Hi I have 2 c sections and after. Giving birth in 2011 I did sterilization so I want to reverse it . Is it possible?

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      Bettsy 3 years ago

      Hi am 34 years old and have 3 previous c sections. I'm staying in Gauteng n would like to do a reversal. Where can I find help?

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      nombuyiselo 3 years ago

      Hi I was sterilized 8 yrs ago I stay in Cape town where do I go for a reversal.

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      julia 3 years ago

      Hi m 37 turning 38 this year did sterilisation in 2011 nw i want 2 reverse it where do i go m in north west

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      ayliajones 3 years ago

      Yes, you become a pregnancy are naturally through tubal reversal surgery.

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      faziela marcus 3 years ago

      Hi I'm 43 and would love another baby we're mus I go to revirse it

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      julie 3 years ago

      Am really interested in this reversal,its 9 yrs nw I made it,im 40 ,nw am sure it wll b successful when am ready to do it!

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      jolene 3 years ago


      I had my sterilization 11years ago...I'm 41 years old and had 3 previous c sections... Is reversing possible ?

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      Nobantu 3 years ago

      Hi i want to do female streilization i stay in jozi were to go

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      Thandeka 5 years ago

      Hi,i want to do Female sterilization reversal,i stay in Durban where can i go?