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Tubal Ligation Methods

Tubal Ligation Methods

Picture of ligation methods for female sterilization

Tubal ligation can be done by one of three different methods:

  • Pinching off the tube in a loop with a band
  • Cutting and electrocauterizing (burning) the tube ends
  • Cutting and tying off the tube ends
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised May 4, 2012

Last Revised: May 4, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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