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A tubal ligation ("having your tubes tied") is a type of surgery
for women that permanently prevents pregnancy (sterilization). During a tubal
ligation, the fallopian tubes are closed to prevent fertilization; this blocks
the sperms' path to the egg.
The fallopian tubes can be cut, clamped closed, or tied off, or the
ends may be sealed by applying heat (cautery).
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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