A prospective study was done on 100 permanent sterilized women (age 21 to 40years)attending two model family planning clinics of Dhaka. Byusing DSMIII-Rcriteria for major depressive episode, 19 were found to have depressive disorder. Among them 3 were severe, 8 were moderate and rest 8 were mild according to HRSD score. The average number of children in post ligated depressive group was 5 in number. Almost all the depressives had considerable life events one year before ligation and relationship problem was the most frequent event. The time of occurrence of depressive disorder was within 2-3 months after ligation in 42.11% of the depressives.