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A Tubal Ligation is considered to be permanent birth control. The procedure involves surgery to sever or cauterize your fallopian tubes, to prevent eggs from moving down the tubes and becoming fertilized, resulting in pregnancy. Because a tubal ligation is considered permanent, if you do decide to become pregnant, you may need to undergo a tubal ligation reversal, especially if you wish to have natural conception.
But tubal ligation is not the only option for reliable long-term birth control. Other options include:
Fortunately, tubal reversal surgery can provide an option for women who have had a previous tubal ligation and now want to become pregnant again. At Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, Dr. Gary Berger has pioneered techniques that make tubal reversal surgery a safe, successful, and cost-effective option. The only other option for a woman to achieve pregnancy after sterilization is in vitro fertilization (IVF). In nearly all cases, tubal reversal surgery is more successful and costs less than IVF. Pregnancy rates at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center are approximately 75% and the all-inclusive fee for the surgery is $5900. Compare that to pregnancy rates with IVF (28%) and costs for IVF (approximately $15,000 - $20,000) and it is clear that tubal reversal surgery - when performed by an experienced doctor such as Dr. Berger - is the best alternative for achieving pregnancy after tubal ligation.