How good is a tubal ligation?

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.

Related Questions

What are good reasons to have a tubal ligation?

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. Read more...

Had tubal ligation 10 years ago, and wanting to explore tubal ligation reversal. I'm 35 and in good health, but what would my estimated success rate b?

It varies. You have maybe 5 years of fertility, and it depends on how the tubal ligation was done, how much of your tubes remain, and the skill of the surgeon. There are very few specialists any more who do this surgery since in vitro methods have largely replaced it. These procedures need to be done on a regular basis to maintain the necessary skills. A poorly done job is worse than not doing it all. Read more...

Doc suggests either tubal ligation or vasectomy to my husband&I so that I can stop gaining weight from hormone contraceptives. Is this a good option?

Maybe if older. If still young, such as under age 35 years, people can consider non-permanent contraception. For women, an IUD works well. Some IUDs don't even have hormones. The IUDs that do have hormones only have tiny amounts of them. For men, condoms work well. A condom has the added benefit of not leaving a glob of semen inside his partner's vagina... and thus may help decrease vaginal discharge or odor. Read more...

Different type of tubal ligation?

Clipping vs scarring. There are two ways of doing this. The first, more traditional, is to surgically clip the tubes, tying each end so fertilization cannot occur. A newer way is to insert a coil (example: essure) that causes the tube to constrict and scar down, no longer allowing passage of sperm upward, or eggs downward. This is usually performed without surgery so it can be less expensive and faster recovery. Read more...

How badly can a tubal ligation hurt?

Everyone's different. If you are worried about pain after sterilization then you might want to consider the essure tubal as I have seen very little pain experenced after it as there is no cutting or burning with it. Read more...

Can you tell me about tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation. Since you didn't ask anything more specific: it is very safe, it is highly effective, it should be considered to be permanent. Hope this helps. Read more...