Tubal Ligation

How It Works

Tubal ligation is a permanent type of birth control known as “getting your tubes tied” through surgery.

What Happens

Every month, a woman’s body releases an egg. That egg waits in her fallopian tube to be fertilized by a male sperm. When a woman has her “tubes tied” it stops an egg from entering the fallopian tube. This means fertilization by a sperm and pregnancy is no longer possible.

YES

Cost

99%

Effectiveness

YES

Side Effects

Possible Side Effects of Tubal Ligation:

*Damaged bowel, bladder, or major blood vessels 

*Reaction to anesthesia

*Infection 

*Pelvic or abdominal pain and/or cramping

* Fatigue

* Dizziness

* Gassiness or bloating

* Shoulder pain

References

*https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tubal-ligation/about/pac-20388360