Thinking of Getting Your Tubes Tied
A Form Of Permanent Contraception
Having sex can be a lot of fun, but it does have one serious long-term side effect, getting
pregnant and having children. There are methods of contraception present for use by both males and females but the
biggest disadvantage of them is that they are temporary and have been known to fail in certain cases. For example,
males have had their condoms torn apart and females have had to go through unwanted pregnancies because their
intrauterine devices failed to stop the semen to the reach the inner vagina. That is why permanent methods of
contraception were needed, which came forward in the shape of vasectomy for men and having Tubes Tied for
Tubal ligation is the proper medical name that is given to having your Tubes Tied. It is exercised in
women and is a method that results in permanent contraception, which means that a woman will not be able to get
pregnant ever again, which is why it should be given proper thought before it is exercised, since normal tubal
ligation methods are irreversible. We now look at the process of how it is practiced.
The female uterus consists of an area layered with reproductive tissue, to which two separate
tubes lead, one from the right and the other from the left. These tubes, known as the fallopian tubes, lead to two
separate ovaries, whose job is to produces human egg cells, which may then be fertilized by the male sperms in
order to form a zygote.
The egg doesn’t get fertilized in the ovary, but is brought to the vagina via the
fallopian tubes. If the fallopian tubes are tied, then the eggs would not be able to reach the vagina and thus
fertilization would not take place, which is why this procedure is generally known as having Tubes Tied.
With the advancement of medical science, there are now many methods of having Tubes Tied,
one of which is laparoscopy. This involves having a small cut on the abdomen to insert a small telescope, which is
known as the laparoscope.
This allows the surgeon to see the fallopian tubes without incising the full
abdomen of the patient and he/she can then perform the procedure by either clipping, tying or sealing the
tubes shut. The incision is then stitched up. The result is minimal scarring and the procedure is so safe that
a woman can be discharged on the same day of operation.
Another procedure for having Tubes Tied is called
mini-laparotomy. Most women opt for this method after they have given birth to children. The surgeon makes a small
cut, take the fallopian tubes out, seals it shut and puts it back into place.
The cut is then stitched off. Remember that these procedures must be performed before or
quite some time after a woman has any major abdominal surgery. It has also been observed that these methods are far
suitable in women who are within a certain weight range, as obese women have had problems with open tubal
- Getting Your Tubes Tied
Since Getting Your Tubes Tied means that you will not be able to have children forever, a woman should give it proper thought since this method of contraception is not reversible.
- Tubal Ligation - The Vasectomy Female Equivalent
Many are asking – what is the vasectomy female equivalent? Even before vasectomy was developed, birth control has always been borne upon the women’s shoulders.
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