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Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy

Explore > Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy

How do I use it?

Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy are surgical procedures that prevent pregnancy for life. Tubal Ligation blocks the fallopian tubes, preventing contact between the egg and sperm. Vasectomy blocks the release of sperm. The procedures typically take about 30 minutes (excluding recovery time).

How effective is it?

Tubal Ligations and Vasectomies are more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Vasectomies can sometimes be reversed but, generally, these methods are permanent.

What I might like...

  • These surgeries are typically outpatient procedures. You can usually go home the same day.
  • Serious complications are rare
  • These methods are hormone-free
  • For most people, anesthesia won't affect your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. It is safe to breastfeed once you are fully awake after surgery.

What I might dislike...

  • You might get complications from surgery, like bleeding, infection, or a reaction to anesthesia
  • You may have some pain and discomfort during and after the procedure
  • These methods generally can't be reversed if you decide you want to get pregnant later
  • You won't be protected from STIs