And the best part? Your husband doesn't have to know. It's secrety!

The clinic in question provides its female patients with Essure, a non-surgical procedure that involves inserting small metal coils into the fallopian tubes. The procedure costs around $5,000 a pop and lasts about 45 minutes. At the conclusion of the tubes' insertion, the patient is rendered permanently sterile. (Unless you're Picabo Street.)

(Aside: All this time, I've just been trying to permanently sterilize myself by standing really close to the microwave while heating up burritos, hoping the radiation would have a similar effect. So far, no dice. My ovaries are still functional, although I'm pretty sure that if I were to get pregnant now, I'd give birth to a litter of baby X-Men.)


The clinic, predictably, is catching flack for holding itself out to the public as a place for women to go to lie about something important to their partners, but the reality is that a sterilization technique that can remain secret from a woman's male partner is unfortunate but necessary. The reality is that some women don't have control over their bodies and for these women, James Bond-heist-style lunch hour sterilizations need to exist.

Secret Lunch Hour Sterilizations Offered To Women Who Do Not Want Their Partners To Know [Telegraph]