Information about Tubal Ligation
ligation (or tubal sterilization) is a surgical procedure to prevent
pregnancy by tying, sealing, or attaching a clip to a woman's fallopian
tubes. This prevents the egg from traveling from the ovaries to the
uterus to be fertilized and implanted. This is a relatively minor
surgical procedure and can be done on an outpatient basis. It may
also be called "band-aid" surgery because the only scar
is easily covered by a band-aid.
ligation is the most common method of birth control and over 6,000,000
women choose to "have their tubes tied" each year.
tubal ligation should be considered permanent, as reversal is costly.
insurance will cover the procedure, and many State Health
Departments can provide this procedure for low income
women without insurance. There are also some women's
clinics that offer this procedure at a reasonable fee
for women without insurance.
Information about Tubal Ligation Reversal
10% of the women who choose Tubal Ligation later regret
their decision, and many opt for a surgical procedure
to reattach the turbes so that a pregnancy may be possible.
The younger a woman is when she chooses Tubal Ligation,
the more likely she is to change her mind and want to
have the procedure reversed.
Reversal is a micro-surgical process and is very costly.
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