Tubal ligation

What is Tubal Ligation?

Tubal ligation, also known as “getting your tubes tied,” is a surgical procedure that involves closing, sealing, or blocking the fallopian tubes in women to prevent pregnancy. The fallopian tubes are the pathways that eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus, and tubal ligation prevents the eggs from meeting sperm, effectively preventing fertilization.

Tubal ligation is considered a permanent form of contraception and is usually done when a woman no longer desires to have children or wants to ensure that she does not become pregnant. Tubal ligation can be done through various surgical techniques, including laparoscopy, mini-laparotomy, or hysteroscopy. It is a highly effective method of contraception, but it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Tubal ligation is typically considered irreversible, although in some cases, a woman may opt for a tubal ligation reversal surgery to attempt to restore fertility.

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