Tubal Ligation

What is Tubal Ligation?

Tubal ligation is a permanent method of birth control for women requiring surgery. The fallopian tubes are cut or obstructed with clips, rings, or electrical current. The most common type of female sterilization involves using an instrument called a laparoscope, which is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision.

How Does Tubal Ligation Work?

Because the fallopian tubes are blocked, the sperm and egg cannot meet.

What is The Effectiveness?

Perfect use failure rate in first year: less than 1%
Typical use failure rate in first year: less than 1%

What Are the Advantages of Tubal Ligation?

  • Very effective method of permanent contraception

What Are the Disadvantages of Tubal Ligation?

  • Expensive for someone without insurance
  • Risk involved with general anesthetic
  • Must be considered permanent