• Women who are living with HIV or are on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy can safely undergo female sterilization. Special arrangements are needed to perform female sterilization on a woman with advanced or severe clinical disease. The procedure may need to be delayed if she has an HIV-related illness.
  • Urge these women to use condoms in addition to female sterilization. Used consistently and correctly, condoms help prevent transmission of HIV and other STIs.
  • No one should be coerced or pressured into having female sterilization, and that includes women with HIV.