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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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SANCHEZ-HERNANDEZ, José Antonio et al. Fallopian tube occlusion and dispareunia. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2011, vol.54, n.2, pp.4-9. ISSN 2448-4865.

Dyspareunia (pain during or after sexual intercourse) has a multifactorial and multisystemic etiology, occurring in up to 45% of the women who have given birth. Bilateral tubal occlusion is one of the top methods in family planning in Mexico and in the world; because all surgery involves the formation of a scar and therefore pain and so the fact that Bilateral tubal occlusion can affect the terminal branches of the uterine and ovarian arteries in addition to the section of nerve fibers, it's possible to think of general gynecological problems as side effects of this procedure. The objective of this research is to evaluate the existence of dyspareunia in women as a possible consequence of the Bilateral tubal occlusion. We analyzed the results of the questioning of all patients who attended the Laboratorio de Biología Celular to the program Early Detection of Cancer from 2001 to 2008. From a total of 921 patients, 287 were submitted to bilateral tubal occlusion, of whom 45 women (15.7%) reported dyspareunia. According to our study dyspareunia has a very low incidence in patients with bilateral tubal occlusion and therefore may not represent a side effect of this procedure.

Keywords : bilateral tubal sterilization; dyspareunia.

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