What is a Tubal Ligation?

Tubal Ligation is a permanent method that stops the sperm and egg from meeting.  It can be done surgically or non-surgically.

Who Gets a Tubal Ligation?

People who are totally sure they do not want to give birth in the future. Tubal Ligation is a permanent method and most doctors in the United States will not perform this surgery on people under the age of 18.

How Do I Get a Tubal Ligation?

A tubal ligation can be done in a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital.

Where Do I Get a Tubal Ligation?

You can talk with your health care provider or call your local family planning clinic for more information.

How Effective is the Tubal Ligation?

A tubal ligation is 99.8% effective.

Does a Tubal Ligation Protect Against STDs?

No. A tubal ligation does not protect against STDs.

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