Postpartum sterilisation by the Irving technique. A report of 200 cases at Paarl Hospital, CP

S Afr Med J. 1987 Feb 21;71(4):253.


Sterilisation by the Irving procedure accompanying caesarean section was the favoured form of sterilisation at Paarl Hospital from 1971 to 1985. No subsequent pregnancies have been reported from the 200 cases and this success is compared with sterilisation failure rates of 1.35% with the Pomeroy method, 1.27% with the total fimbriectomy method, 0.41% with the Vienna or modified Pritchard method, and 0.89% with the Filshie-clip method: Irving sterilisation is accordingly advised as the method of choice at the time of caesarean section.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • South Africa
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Sterilization, Tubal / methods*