Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation, Surgical removal or blocking of the fallopian tubes.

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Surgical removal or blocking of the fallopian tubes "Female sterilisation" redirects here. For other uses, see hysterectomy.

Tubal ligation (commonly known as having one's "tubes tied") is a surgical procedure for female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are permanently blocked or removed. This prevents the fertilization of eggs by sperm and thus the implantation of a fertilized egg. Tubal ligation is considered a permanent method of sterilization and birth control.

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