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27 July 2006

Having your tubes tied

Tubal ligation is a form of female sterilisation, often referred to as having your "tubes tied."

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Tubal ligation is a form of female sterilisation, often referred to as having your "tubes tied."

In this procedure, a woman's fallopian tubes are blocked to prevent fertilization of a woman's egg by a man's sperm. The woman is typically able to go home a few hours after the procedure.

According to the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), risks associated with tubal ligation include bleeding, infection and damage to other organs during surgery. If the fallopian tubes are not completely sealed off, the potential for pregnancy still exists.

Although the procedure sometimes is reversible, women who have tubal ligation should consider it a permanent form of sterilisation, the NLM says. Only 50 percent to 80 percent of women eventually become pregnant after tubal ligation reversal, it adds. – (HealthDayNews)

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