Also called: Female Sterilization, Tubal Sterilization, Tubectomy, “The Operation”, “Bilateral Tubal Ligation”, “BTL”
It is a safe and simple surgical procedure that provides permanent contraception for women who do not want to bear more children. The procedure involves cutting or blocking the two fallopian tubes so that the woman’s egg cannot meet the man’s sperm.
Although it is a permanent contraception for females, it doesn’t affect the menstrual cycle nor makes the body weak.
With consent and guided counseling, any female can undergo ligation even those those who:
40 years old
Have treated or untreated HIV
Ligation is a minor surgery done in a hospital.
Two surgical approaches include:
A Minilaparotomy where the abdomen is cut open to locate and safely cut or tie the female’s fallopian tubes and;
A Laparoscopy where a long, thin tube with a camera is inserted into the abdomen to help the doctor safely perform the surgery.
Getting a ligation is safe, permanent, and convenient.
It is a one-time procedure.
It does not affect hormone levels.