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A 36-year-old member asked:

Should women under 20 be able to get a tubal ligation?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No : I would not recommend it unless you already have 3 kids.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: If you're old enough to have children, you're old enough to decide not to. I believe it truly is a personal choice & my job is to review all options, alternatives, & do what's best & safest for my patient. Ultimate decision is hers.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why would someone get a tubal ligation?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Permanent contracept: Tuboligation is a permanent contraceptive method and some women may prefer this after having "enough children" and some never want children at all . It is relatively safe and effective procedure. There are other methods such as iud, hormone implants (nexplanon) are quite good as well. Or male partner can get snipped--very effective as well. If u r considering, consult doc. Good luck.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Can u get a tubal reversal after tubal ligation?
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 20 years experience
Very uncommon: It is very uncommon but not impossible.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How is a tubal ligation affect an overweight woman?
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Should have NO effec: Effect at all, but if u are over weight the safest and easiest way for u to have a tubal is essure either in office or at an outpt surg center or out ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Do I have to see a specialist to get a tubal ligation ordered?
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes, probably: A tubal ligation is a surgical procedure, therefore you would need to see someone with surgical priviledges - usually an ob/gyn, sometimes a general s... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can i get tubal ligation surgery at 21?
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 28 years experience
Yes: But it is a very important decision. Although people talk about reversing this surgery, the results are variable , so assume that it will be permanent... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get a tubal ligation reversal?
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
40% to 85%.: But it depends on several factors: the best candidates for tubal reversal are women younger than age 40 who had sterilization surgery immediately foll... Read More
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