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

Last Updated: May 22, 2008

Medical Review: Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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