Tubal ligation is a permanent female sterilization procedure wherein the fallopian tubes are cut, tied, and blocked to prevent pregnancies. Tying up the fallopian tubes prevents the eggs from traveling from the ovaries, and it blocks the sperms’ passage, thereby eliminating all scope of the sperm and egg meeting. Tubal ligation doesn’t affect your menstrual cycle. Tubal ligation is a permanent procedure — attempts at reversal involve major surgeries with a minimal chance of success.
What is Tubal Ligation?
You’re a Candidate for Tubal Ligation if You…
- Are sure you don’t want to get pregnant now or in the future.
- Want to stop relying on birth control.
- Understand that the procedure doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections.
- Have considered all your sterilization or birth control options, including long-acting reversible contraceptives.