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Tubal Ligation Methods

Location of fallopian tubes, with detail of the female reproductive system and tubal ligation methods

Tubal ligation can be done using different methods:

  • Pinching off the tube in a loop with a band
  • Cutting and electrocauterizing (burning) the tube ends
  • Cutting and tying off the tube ends
  • Closing off the tube with a clip
  • Removing the fallopian tubes

Current as of: February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Rebecca S. Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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