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A tubal ligation is a permanent sterilization procedure that involves closing off the fallopian tubes preventing a woman’s eggs from moving down the tube into the uterus. While in surgery, the fallopian tubes are closed off by being cut and tied, sealed with an electric current, or closed with bands or clips. Tubal ligations are very effective and are hormone-free. They are done through an small incision in the abdomen. This surgical procedure is done by our physicians at St. Mary’s Hospital.
For more information on tubal ligations, check out the ACOG website.