What is Tubal Ligation?
For women who no longer want children, sterilization by laparoscopy or hysteroscopy provides a safe and convenient form of contraception. Once completed, no further steps are needed to prevent pregnancy.
Is it permanent?
Depending on the type of procedure performed, a tubal ligation reversal may be possible. This is done by reconnecting the “tied” segments back to the fallopian tubes.
Although a reversal may be possible, your chances of becoming pregnant will be decreased than before the initial tubal ligation procedure.
Is the procedure 100% effective?
Your chances of becoming pregnant after a tubal ligation procedure is about 1%. However, your chances of an ectopic pregnancy increases.
Will I have a menstrual cycle after the procedure?
Your menstrual cycle should remain the same with the possibility of a lighter and shorter period. A small amount of women experience irregular periods and cramping post-procedure.