Talk:Tubal ligation

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What happens to the egg?[edit]

Not sure if this is the place to put this, but I'm just wondering where the egg goes after the tubal ligation is performed. I assume they are released into the abdomen and then somehow absorbed? -- Unsigned comment by User:Rjcarr at 05:10, 28 September 2006

Often, the tubes are clamped or sewn shut, so I guess the egg would be re-absorbed in the tube itself in these cases. Egg cells anyway have a limited lifetime, so after death (probably apoptosis and not necrosis?) they would just be treated like any other dead cell and re-absorbed by phagocytes, I guess. --Slashme 05:43, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

I saw a tv program where a woman who had this procedure had her egss constantly landing on her outer part of her uterus, then the egg "dried" and caused a very painful scarring, which had to be lasered off every time. Is this common? ----D.G.

It's a good question. Uneeded cells undergo a process of autophagy where the cells are broken down and the material "recycled" Dr.khatmando (talk) 15:12, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Side Effects?[edit]

What, if any, side effects are there to this procedure? Nik42 04:32, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Not sure there are any specific to proceedure. If the clips come off or divided fallopian tubes rejoin (more likely if poorly cauterised) then fertility may be regained, but I'm not sure this is a "side effect" vs just a "failure rate". The rate of failure is already listed in the infobox template. Of course laparoscopy or laparotomy themselves (rather than just the division of the fallopian tubes) have a number of possible side effects (infection, abdominal dicomfort etc) but these are best listed in the relevant operation articles, rather than duplicated here in Tubal ligation. David Ruben Talk 14:24, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
There are more risks and side effects to tubal ligations than there are to vasectomies. This definitely glosses over the fact that it's much riskier than a vasectomy. Why?Scarletwoman93 03:05, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
I've added a Side effects section. Studies show they are non-existent to minor, despite some loud voices who proclaim otherwise. -- Astellix (talk) 11:17, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Age and Recovery...[edit]

Just wondering how often tubal ligations are performed in patients in thier early 20's...Also how long of a recovery time for this procedure?

It's rare that the procedure is done on women under 25 unless they've had children already. Medicaid recipients (or those using the Take Charge program at Planned Parenthood) must be 21, as federal law prohibits the use of federal funding to sterilize anyone under 21 regardless of gender or number of children. Beyond that it is at the discretion of the physician. Many refuse to do the procedure on childless women, others have an age requirement or an age times number of children formula. Scarletwoman93 03:05, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the information!

SUCCESS RATE OF.....[edit]

I am scheduled to have a laparoscopic tubaal sterilization done and the obgyn has chosen the method of A ring or band on each tube instead of the traditional cut and burn. Does anyone know the success rate of this particular method? Or any other information about it? THANKS! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 170.94.60.200 (talk) 14:41, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

after tubal ligation, mentruation will stop? or continue?[edit]

after tubal ligation, mentruation will stop? or continue? Lol, yes it does continue, i had my Tubal Ligation in 06, and to my continued annoyance, it still occurs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.101.123.0 (talk) 15:15, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Christian bioethics[edit]

I noticed that the Vatican's doctrinal department had published a 1993 document which asserted that tubal ligation was morally illicit when it had a non-therapeutic hedonistic effect. The reasoning is similar to the distinction that it sometimes made between indirect abortion and direct abortion. It would be interesting if we could quote the document in a relevant way. [1] ADM (talk) 07:16, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Risk of tubal ligation vs vasectomy - what needs citation?[edit]

Recently a fact tag was added to the introductory sentence

Tubal ligation is a more major surgery than vasectomy, and carries greater risks.[citation needed] Postoperative complications are more likely than with vasectomy, and more costly. For instance, in industrialized nations, mortality is 4 per 100,000 tubal ligations, versus 0.1 per 100,000 vasectomies.

Since the succeeding two sentences which go on to detail the increased risks both have citations it is unclear what is felt to need additional citation. Please clarify. (Note that the references above were removed to avoid problems since talk page doesn't have references section.) Thank you. Zodon (talk) 07:19, 19 April 2009 (UTC)


Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome[edit]

The first paragraph in this article makes a claim that hormone levels, libido, etc can be affected by a tubal ligation. The reference link cites "post tubal ligation syndrome". This doesn't appear to be an actual disorder so much as a manufactured name that describes possible complications arising from blood vessels to the ovaries being damaged mid-process. I don't think it's fair to say that hormone levels, libido, etc might be affected by a ligation - a correctly performed procedure has none of these impacts.

It's a bit like saying that shopping at a 7-11 might lead to witnessing an armed robbery. A complication arising during a routine event does not establish a casual relationship. Wingchild (talk) 16:51, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Glad to see that bogus syndrome has been removed, but there should be a Side effects section, so I added one. Studies show they are non-existent to minor, despite some loud voices who proclaim otherwise. -- Astellix (talk) 11:18, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

33% of married women?! WHAT THE... ?!!?!?!?[edit]

A) Source cited says 1/5th. B) Appears highly unreliable, due to a) lack of data on certain countries (including some of the biggest, like China and Russia), b) furthermore, lack of data on female sterilization in many of the countries included C) Vast areas of the globe believe the idea to lie somewhere between horrid-absurd and scifi-absurd (most of the educated elite in the countries of the former Soviet Union have either never heard of it at all or only encountered it in translated soap operas, for example)

The Tubal Ligation article may need some updates[edit]

Tubal Ligation was a form of permanent female sterilization in the past. But with the advancement of technology. It's no longer a "permanent" form of female sterilization. (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubal_reversal). Ursa Gamma (talk) 15:35, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Picture necessary?[edit]

I'm just wondering if the image currently being used on this page -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Left_tubal_ligation.JPG -- is actually necessary? I don't find it at ALL informative in relation to the topic. An illustrated diagram of the procedure, or even simply of the relevant anatomy, would likely be more appropriate, wouldn't it? I just feel like the current picture is both unhelpful/uninformative AND unnecessarily gory. I'd take it out myself, but I'm really not familiar with the editing procedures/rules here on Wikipedia. Thoughts? Sevinkei (talk) 06:52, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Tubectomy After Childbirth[edit]

Suppose you were going to have a tubectomy after giving birth to a baby. How many days would you have to wait after giving birth to have your tubes tied? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.163.61.190 (talk) 01:27, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

Since many of these sterilization methods do not involve an actual ligature of the tube, perhaps "tubal sterilization" would be more accurate, with tubal ligation redirecting to it. CallidoraBlack (talk) 09:51, 17 June 2013 (UTC)