Tubal ligation, also known as tubes tied, is a surgical procedure for women involves either cutting or blocking the fallopian tubes. It also prevents eggs from reaching the uterus for implantation. It is an option for women who no longer wish to have children.
Why Tubal Ligation
Tubal ligation is for adult females who are sure they do not want to get pregnant in the future. The benefits of the method include a sure way to protect against pregnancy and the lowered risk of ovarian cancer.
Women who are in their 40s or who have a family history of ovarian cancer may want to have the whole tube removed to decrease further their risk of later developing ovarian cancer.
It is a permanent form of birth control for women. However, major surgery can sometimes restore your ability to have a baby. It is called a reversal. More than half of women who have their tubal ligation reversed can become pregnant. An alternative to tubal reversal surgery is to have IVF.
Methods of Tubal Ligation
There are several different ways of closing the fallopian tubes, including clipping or banding them shut or cutting and stitching or burning them closed. Your surgeon will probably prefer one of these tubal ligation methods.
- Permanent birth control
- Allows you to have sexual spontaneity.
- Not requires any daily attention.
- Cost-effective in the long run.
Cost of Treatment
The cost of Tubal Ligation varies from $750 to $3000 depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.