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How effective is tubal ligation?

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Tubal ligation is almost -- but not quite -- 100% effective. There is a slight risk of becoming pregnant after tubal ligation. That can happen if the tubes grow back together, which is very rare.

From: What Is Tubal Ligation? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Female Sterilization Fact Sheet.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Tubal Ligation Reversal.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 12, 2018

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Female Sterilization Fact Sheet.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Tubal Ligation Reversal.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 12, 2018

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