Tubal Sterilization Topic Guide
Tubal Ligation (Tubal Sterilization): Tubal ligation (tubal sterilization or tubes tied) is a surgical procedure to block a woman's Fallopian tubes. There are few risks with tubal ligation, however, risks do include general anesthesia, bleeding, infection, or injury to other organs in your body during the surgery. Tubal ligation is permanent and cannot be easily reversed.
Birth Control Permanent Methods Permanent methods of birth control include tubal ligation or implants for women and vasectomy for men. Pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure information should be reviewed with your physician to discuss effectiveness of the procedure, recovery time, and any other necessary concerns in regard to the procedure.