A permanent contraception method for women
A surgical procedure for providing a permanent contraceptive solution
Tubal ligation is a contraceptive method suitable for women who are sure they don’t want anymore children.
Tubal ligation involves a short medical procedure, usually 15-20 minutes long, and once complete offers highly effective protection against unexpected pregnancy.
It also has no effect on a woman’s hormones, so will have no effect on a woman and her partner’s sex life.
Tubal ligation can offer several advantages compared with other contraceptive methods, including:
These benefits come from a successful tubal ligation procedure performed by a trained provider.
When deciding if a tubal ligation procedure is right for you, here are a few quick facts you should consider:
Tubal ligation involves closing a woman’s fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes normally carry an unfertilised egg to the womb.
Closing the fallopian tubes prevents the egg and sperm meeting, so a pregnancy cannot occur. Female sterilisation is a quick and safe surgical operation. It needs to be done by a trained health provider.
The tubes can be closed in several ways. One method is to make one small cut in the lower stomach to see the tubes on each side of the womb, and then cut the tubes. The other method is to place a small camera and other instruments through a hole in the stomach to see the tubes, which are then clipped.