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What happens during tubal ligation?

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You can get tubal ligation done in a hospital or at an outpatient surgical clinic. You will get anesthesia, so you won’t feel anything. The surgeon will make one or two small cuts in your belly and use a long, thin device similar to a small telescope (called a laparoscope) to cut, seal, band, clamp, or tie your fallopian tubes shut. The doctor will then stitch up your cuts, and you can go home a few hours later. Like any procedure, there is a chance of infection, pain, or bleeding.

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 08, 2016

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 08, 2016

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