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Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia

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FERNANDES, Arlete Maria dos Santos et al. Follow-up of women who sought sterilization reversal at a public infertility clinic. Rev. Bras. Ginecol. Obstet. [online]. 2001, vol.23, n.2, pp.69-73. ISSN 0100-7203.

Purpose: to analyze the follow-up of regretful sterilized women who sought sterilization reversal at a public service. Method: a retrospective study was carried out with a population of sterilized women who attended the infertility clinic during the period from June 1983 to July 1998. The analysis of the data was descriptive. Results: among the 147 women who sought the infertility clinic, most were 20 to 30 years old and 60% were sterilized at the age of 25 years. During follow-up, 54.4% of the initial patients gave up treatment, 15% were discouraged to continue the investigation and only 31 (21%) underwent tubal anastomosis. Fourteen women became pregnant and nine (6.1%) of them had term gestation. Conclusion: women who request sterilization should be counseled and instructed about the definitive feature of this method in order to reduce regret after sterilization.

Keywords : Infertility; Sterilization, tubal; Anastomosis, tubal.

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