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A 29-year-old member asked:

How old you have to be to get a tubal ?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
21: In california, certain insurances won't cover a tl until you're 21. Other insurances will cover it after 18 years of age. Like anyone else, patient has to know options, irreversible surgery, & alternatives before proceeding. Some docs however won't do it if they don't agree with the patient's choices.
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