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Sterilisation for women

Permanent contraception is called sterilisation. When a woman is sterilised it is called a tubal ligation (or "getting your tubes tied").

If you are interested in this, talk to your GP or a Family Planning clinic to see if this is the right option for you. There is limited funding for tubal ligation through the public system. This is based on a scoring system that includes information such as your age, how many children you have, what issues you've had with other types of contraception, and your health conditions.

Or you may like to see a private gynaecologist (you can find a private gynaecologist on Healthpages or Healthpoint).

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated June 2017.

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Vasectomy

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