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Tubal Sterilization (cont.)

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tubal sterilization, tubal ligation, tubal sterilization, bilateral tubal ligation, BTL, female sterilization, elective sterilization, bilateral tubal sterilization, contraception, surgical sterilization, birth control, bipolar laparoscopy, Falope ring, Filshie clip, periumbilical minilaparotomy, tube tying, tubes tied, Essure System, Essure procedure, ectopic pregnancy, vasectomy, fallopian tubes, laparoscopy, bipolar laparoscopy

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Prior to the 1960s, female sterilization in the United States was generally performed only for medical indications (when additional pregnancies would be hazardous to the mother).

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