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A 30-year-old member asked:

How good is a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of tubal ligation. If you had your tubes cut and tied at the time of a cesarean delivery, it fails about 1 time in 400. If you had a clip placed on the tube it is usually around 1:300. The newer tubal ligations where we put a coil or plug in the tubes are better and fail really rarely.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are good reasons to have a tubal ligation?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
To prevent pregnancy: If you cannot utilize other methods of birth control and feel you have completed your family. Tubal ligation does not prevent venereal disease. If you are in a monogamous relationship have your partner consider a vasectomy instead. If future children are something you are considering both can be reversed - but with different degrees of success.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ask about Essure hysteroscopic permanent sterilization also since this can be done in the office with minimal down time. Better success rates too.
Nov 1, 2012
A 37-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a tubal ligation?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
More info: Are you trying to get pregnant? You can consult a fertility doctor about a tubal reversal. You can also have IVF to get pregnant. If you have your tubes tied and have a positive pregnancy test, call your doctor right away so they can confirm it is not an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy which can be life threatening.

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