Age and Risk of Sterilization Regret: Analysis of a Contemporary Dataset
In this retrospective analysis of the 2015-2017 and 2017-2019 National Survey of Family Growth female respondent files, women younger than 30 years of age were more likely to experience sterilization regret compared to women older than 30 years of age. As women got older, sterilization regret decreased, and no other demographic or clinical factors, including race, parity, educational attainment, or medical reasons for sterilization, were associated with regret.
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