Tubal Ligation vs. Tubal Reversal

Successful conception and pregnancy involves a series of delicate processes, during which time the egg makes an intricate journey from ovum to embryo. Interrupting this process may be a good choice for couples who are not yet ready to be parents. While there are many forms of contraception, one of the most popular methods, called Tubal Ligation, involves surgically closing the fallopian tubes, the conduits that guide the egg from the ovaries to the uterus. Talking to a specialist about Tubal Ligation and other forms of contraception can help couples plan the best time for them to begin their journey toward parenthood.


Tubal ligation has proven to be a very effective form of female contraception, and can play an important role in family planning. But what if a woman changes her mind following the ligation procedure? For her, a tubal reversal is a viable option. During this procedure, the fallopian tubes are reopened to allow for pregnancy to be an option once again. Undergoing a tubal reversal can be an important first step for couples who decide they are ready to become parents.


Both tubal ligation and reversal have high success rates when performed by experienced clinicians. Ask your specialist for more information about these procedures.

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