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Last updated: 02/17/2009
Tubal ligation is one of the leading methods of contraception, having been chosen by over 10 million women in the United Statesâ€”about 15% of women of reproductive age. The typical tubal ligation patient is over age 30, is married, and has had two...
or three children.
Tubal ligation (informally known as getting one's "tubes tied") is a permanent form of female sterilization, in which the fallopian tubes are severed and sealed or "pinched shut", in order to prevent fertilization. Hormone production, libido, and the menstrual cycle can be affected by a tubal ligation.
An obstetrician/gynecologist, commonly abbreviated as OB/GYN, can serve as a primary physician and often serve as consultants to other physicians.
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