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:
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.