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Tubal Ligation

There are many names for tubal ligation, the two most common being tubes tied and tubal sterilization. A tubal ligation is a permanent form of birth control in which a female has surgical sterilization. Sense this is a permanent form of birth control, it is important that the female is sure she does not want to have children in the future.

There are a few steps before getting a tubal ligation. The patient must meet with a doctor where they will discuss the risks and benefits, the procedure, and make sure the women knows other birth control options. The procedure is usually performed with a laparoscope. If the patient has not recently given birth, the doctor will stick a tube through the navel and blow up the stomach cavity with gas to enlarge the uterus. If the patient has recently given birth, the organs will already be stretched. An incision is then made under the navel and the laparoscope is passed through. Sometimes, a second incision is made for forceps. The fallopian tubes are then blocked off with plastic or metal clips. The surgery is usually inpatient and can take weeks to recover from.

A tubal ligation is greater than 99% effective. The advantages include; permanence, one-time cost, and it is a generally safe procedure. The disadvantages include; no STI protection, expensive, and there are surgical risks. These risks include; reaction to anesthesia, infection, wound healing improperly, pain, and damage to the bowel bladder or blood vessels. A tubal ligation costs between $1,500 and $6,000.

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