Panel OKs tubal ligation alternative
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended Thursday the approval of a new method for sterilizing women as an alternative to tubal ligation.
The procedure takes 15 minutes and involves using radio signals to create a lesion inside the fallopian tube. A catheter delivers a soft material smaller than a grain of rice into the tube. Healthy tissue then grows on and around the material to create a permanent blockage.
Patients typically can return to work within a day.
This New And Improved Sterilization Procedure ® is currently in Phase One of the Two Phases of History (per Mark Shea). To wit:
1. What could it hurt?
It will, sooner or later — and my money is on sooner — enter Phase Two:
2. How could we have known?
Because, you know, no one could ever possibly foresee that a procedure that mutilates a woman's body will lead to significant health problems, right?
Previous attempts to create the ideal sterilization procedure — either for women or for men — have resulted in major health risks.
Why the blazes would anyone think this New And Improved Sterilization Procedure ® will be different?
It's maddening to consider how many billions of dollars have been spent in Sisyphean pursuit of The Perfect Contraceptive.
All this, as Mary Beth Bonacci once said, "to prevent a single little egg from doing its thing once a month."