An Overview of Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation is a permanent form of female sterilization where the fallopian tubes are blocked or sealed shut so that fertilization cannot take place.  It is important for any woman who is contemplating tubal ligation to understand that the process is almost always irreversible and thus should only be considered if she is certain she no longer wants a pregnancy to occur.  While there are many pros to having the procedure done, a woman might experience a loss in libido, as well as an interruption to her menstrual cycle and hormone production. Tubal ligation has been—and still is—a very popular method for permanent “birth control” for thousands of women.

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