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Having Your Tubes Tied...Is it Permanent?

By Anonymous January 4, 2009 - 3:41pm
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A friend of mine was looking into having her tubes tied after her next baby. Is there still a chance to reverse your tubes being tied and plan for a new baby? Or is the surgery permanent?

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I'm confused .... I remember years ago when my OB suggested tubal ligation and at the time she said that it was easier to reverse (more successful) than a vasectomy.

January 4, 2009 - 11:01pm

Tubal ligation (tubes tied) and tubal implants are both considered permanent forms of contraception. Reversal of a tubal ligation is possible, but is not very successful and requires a major surgical procedure.

Has her partner considered a vasectomy? This is a much cheaper and more effective procedure, and most importantly, is lower risk than tubal ligation. If this is not an option, there are other forms of contraception that can be used (see link below for options).

Here is a link to an extremely thorough pamphlet regarding sterilization of both men and women: the different options, procedures, pros/cons, and definitions.

January 4, 2009 - 6:18pm
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