Choosing Tubal Ligation

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Why does someone choose tubal ligation?

Choosing Tubal Ligation

Tubal Ligation is a procedure where the fallopian tubes are severed or clipped to prevent passage of eggs. This prevents pregnancy, and is considered a permanent type of birth control. It is important to remember that if you change your mind, tubal ligation reversal is a more complex procedure with more risks factors, and it not guaranteed to restore fertility.

There are different reasons why a woman may choose tubal ligation over other forms of birth control, which can include:

  • to limit the number of pregnancies
  • to prevent future childbirth
  • to prevent pregnancy which could be injurious to health

Some women may have underlying health problems that could result in serious injury or even death, if they become pregnant. Women with severe or brittle diabetes or history of pre-eclampsia (toxemia of pregnancy) may be cautioned against pregnancy, in addition to those with kidney failure or serious heart disease.

   

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