FDA-approved permanent birth control now available - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

FDA-approved permanent birth control now available

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

(WFLX) - A medical breakthrough in permanent birth control. Women looking for another option other than surgery to have their tubes tied now have it.

The FDA has approved a procedure that can be done in minutes. There are no incisions or cuts. An instrument delivers low level radio frequency energy to each fallopian tube. A tiny insert, about the size of a grain of rice is then placed in each tube under local anesthesia.

A spongy material is then placed inside. Then, the body forms scar tissue around the spongy material and seals everything shut. This procedure cannot be reversed, so it's important women understand the risks and side effects.

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