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Gynaecological Illness after Sterilization

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: (Published 08 January 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:84

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  1. M. J. Muldoon


    A total of 374 patients were followed up for at least 10 years after tubal ligation, and 43% required further gynaecological treatment. Major gynaecological surgery was needed by 25%. There seems a good case for the selective use of hysterectomy as a method of sterilization.