Tubal ligation is a safe, effective method of preventing pregnancy. Often referred to as having your “tubes tied”, it is the most common form of birth control used by women worldwide.
Is tubal ligation permanent ?
Yes. A woman should be absolutely sure she does not want any future prenancies before having a tubal ligation. It is very difficult to “reverse” a tubal ligation if a woman wants to get pregnant.
How effective is tubal ligation ?
Tubal ligation is 99.5% effective at preventing pregnancy. If a pregnancy does occur, there is a 33% chance it is ectopic.
How is tubal ligation performed ?
Dr. O’Sullivan performs tubal ligation through a camera, or laparoscope, in the operating room. It is a 15-minute procedure during which small clips are placed across the fallopian tubes. These clips act as a barrier between egg and sperm, thereby preventing fertilization and pregnancy.
Will insurance pay for my tubal ligation ?
Most insurances do pay for this procedure after the deductible is covered.