How can I sterilize copper

Copper coil instead of sterilization or vasectomy

What alternatives are there for sterilizing women?

Sterilization or an alternative to sterilization as a permanent method of contraception? Couples often ask themselves this question when they decide not to have any more children and the family planning has accordingly been completed. Sterilization seems to be a good option here to guarantee a high level of safety when preventing pregnancy. In addition, sterilization of the woman is linked to the urgent wish not to have to deal with the different contraceptive methods and the respective pregnancy risk in the future. At the same time, the sterilization of women is an operation that is difficult to reverse and therefore needs to be carefully considered. In men, the procedure associated with sterilization (vasectomy) is far less problematic and the chances of reversing sterilization are much higher. If there is uncertainty as to whether sterilization is actually already suitable as the ultimate method of contraception, then the copper coil can be a good alternative to sterilization.

Advantages and disadvantages of sterilization

Sterilization is usually carried out at a gynecologist or in a specialist clinic. This is an operation that is often performed under general anesthesia. The traditional method is surgical, whereby the procedure prevents the egg cell from entering the fallopian tube and thus fertilization is no longer possible. A newer method, the Essure Method, does not require surgery. A flexible micro-coil is inserted into each fallopian tube, which ensures that the fallopian tubes grow closed and are closed. Here, the sterilization is completed after about three months. In the past, however, many side effects have been described with this method and it is not always 100% safe either.
Sterilization by men (vasectomy) is usually carried out by a resident urologist or in a specialist clinic. The sterilization procedure for men is usually carried out on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia. The vas deferens are cut. In total, the sterilization process for men takes around 30 minutes and then you can go back home straight away.
The advantages of sterilization are obvious: The subject of contraception is over. But sterilization also has some disadvantages, which is why many women are also looking for alternatives to sterilization. Particularly when the woman is sterilized, the procedure can no longer be reversed or only with great difficulty, and the woman's fertility cannot always be restored. Unfortunately, it often happens that women regret sterilization after a certain period of time and want to have children again flare up. Due to the fact that the procedure is almost irreversible, many women have to struggle with psychological and emotional stress as a result.

The cost of sterilization or vasectomy

The cost of sterilizing a woman is around 1,000 euros. If the sterilization is carried out according to the Essure method, the costs are around 1,200 euros. The cost of male sterilization is estimated at around EUR 400. Sterilization is a private service and therefore the cost of sterilization as a final method of contraception must be borne by the woman or the man himself.
Depending on how long the couple's fertile window would still be open, sterilization is, in the long run, an inexpensive method of contraception.

The copper coil as an alternative to sterilization and vasectomy

The copper IUD and especially the copper chain are proven and safe alternatives to sterilization, as they guarantee long-term contraception with a high degree of security and do not impair fertility. The cycle remains with both intrauterine devices as a method of contraception, a change in the body is not to be taken into account due to the effect without hormones, and pregnancy is possible again immediately after the removal of the IUD. With a Pearl Index of 0.3-0.8, the copper chain and copper spiral can be classified as very safe in comparison with all methods of contraception. An unwanted pregnancy occurs with the newer models of the copper IUD, such as the Gynefix copper chain®, only very rarely. In addition, the copper coil or the copper chain can stay in the uterus for several years. The users were particularly satisfied with the Gynefix copper chain® be observed, as it is very well tolerated due to its small size and flexibility and rarely causes side effects. The copper chain should only be used by a specially trained doctor, experienced GyneFix®-Doctors can be found here.



1 Pro Familia. October 28, 2013. Sterilization of the woman.