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what are the chances of getting pregnant after tubal ligation?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Approx. 1.5% : After a perfectly performed laparoscopic tubal ligation, the risk of pregnancy is approx. 1.5% at 12 months out. This compares to a risk of pregnancy of 0.05% at 12 months with the essure method of permanent birth control (according to the essure literature). Hope this helps.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
0.3%: 1/300 is typically quoted after bilateral tubal ligation, with increased risk for ectopic implantation should pregnancy occur.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Ligation technique: It depends on what methods were used for tubal ligation. Most methods will allow micro tubal anastomosis with a possible pregnancy rate as high as 70-80%; other more aggressive ligation methods can only be helped with ivf.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Failed tubal: It depends on the method used to ligate your tubes, but roughly one percent is in the ballpark for most methods currently in use.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Extremely: low unless you have a tubal ligation reversal.

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