What is tubal ligation?

What is tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation — also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization — is a type of permanent birth control.

What are the risks of tubal ligation?

Risks associated with tubal ligation include: Damage to the bowel, bladder or major blood vessels. Reaction to anesthesia. Improper wound healing or infection. Continued pelvic or abdominal pain. Failure of the procedure, resulting in a future unwanted pregnancy.

What happens to the fallopian tubes during tubal ligation?

During tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are cut, tied or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation prevents an egg from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes and blocks sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg.

What can you expect during a tubal ligation?

What you can expect. Tubal ligation can be done: Following a vaginal birth using a small incision under the belly button (mini-laparotomy) During a C-section. Anytime as an outpatient procedure using a laparoscope and short-acting general anesthesia (interval tubal ligation)

What is Essure tubal ligation?

Essure tubal ligation. This method closed the fallopian tubes through a hysteroscopic approach by placing two small metal and fiber coils in the fallopian tubes through the fallopian ostia. After insertion, scar tissue forms around the coils, blocking off the fallopian tubes and preventing sperm from reaching the egg.

What clamp is used for tubal ligation?

A clamp such as a Babcock is again used to grasp the tube once it is in the surgical incision, and the chosen technique for tubal ligation can take place. Surgeons often perform interval procedures laparoscopically.

Does tubal ligation protect against STDs?

Tubal ligation is one of the most commonly used surgical sterilization procedures for women. Tubal ligation permanently prevents pregnancy, so you no longer need any type of birth control. However, it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.