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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

Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Rebecca S. Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology