- Ligation of Tubes is a surgical procedure that prevents pregnancy.
- This is the permanent method of female sterilization.
- Tubal refers to the fallopian tubes. Each month, an ovum is released from any of the ovaries which then travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus.
- Ligation stands for tieing. This prevents an ovum and sperm from getting connected to prevent pregnancy.
- In tubal ligation, both fallopian tubes are blocked or cut. It is done in the hospital.
- This surgery is usually done under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia.
- The procedure doesn't affect the menstrual cycle. Tubal ligation can be done at any time, including after childbirth or in combination with another abdominal surgery, such as a C-section.
- Tubal ligation is permanent birth control.