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October 5, 1929

La stérilisation de la femme. (Étude générale).

JAMA. 1929;93(14):1091. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710140057049

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In this book the author reviews the literature on the subject of sterilization in women. The contents are divided into two parts, the first of which deals with the indications for sterilization while in the second part the methods of performing this procedure are critically discussed. The author believes that the most certain way to sterilize a woman is by surgical means. The best procedure is to cut the fallopian tubes between two ligatures and bury the uterine ends within the broad ligaments. Not only are the methods of producing permanent sterility reviewed but also those which aim to bring about temporary sterilization. The procedures discussed are operation, the use of x-rays and radium, and biologic measures such as the hypodermic injection of sperm. The book is well written and contains clear illustrations of the operations discussed. It is essentially a thorough review of the subject of sterilization in women.

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