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Houck Richard M MD; Cooper, Jay M MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: November 1982
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One hundred sixty-one patients underwent hysteroscopic tubal occlusion with formed-in-place silicone rubber plugs over 8 months. In 86% bilateral plug placement was successful with the patient under local anesthesia in an office setting. There have been no pregnancies in 683 womanmonths of sterilization to date. The procedure is seen as an effective alternative to current methods of female sterilization. The advantages of the procedure over laparoscopic sterilization are discussed.

© 1982 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists