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What is tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation is one of the most commonly used surgical sterilization procedures for women. If you are seeking permanent birth control, this procedure may be a good option for you.

Tubal ligation prevents an egg from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes and blocks sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. The procedure doesn’t affect your menstrual cycle.

Tubal ligation can be done at any time, or in combination with another abdominal surgery, such as a C-section. It is a non-invasive procedure that seals off a woman’s fallopian tubes that carry an egg from the ovaries to the uterus. The procedure uses two small metal springs (micro-inserts) that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. This causes scar tissue to form and permanently blocks off the tubes. 
Talk to your doctor if you are considering a tubal ligation. Women’s Health Alliance, located in Dallas and Mesquite, Texas, has top-rated gynecologists who can assist you through the procedure and recovery. Learn more about WHA here.

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