Mortality risk associated with female sterilization.


The mortality risk associated with female sterilization in an analysis of 255 812 procedures performed in developing countries from 1973 to 1979 is reviewed. Fifteen sterilization-related deaths were reported during this period. The overall mortality was 5.86/100 000 procedures. The most common cause of death was the result of anesthetic complications, with… (More)


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@article{Aubert1980MortalityRA, title={Mortality risk associated with female sterilization.}, author={Jean Marc Aubert and I Lubell and Mario Schima}, journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics}, year={1980}, volume={18 6}, pages={406-10} }