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Tubal Ligation

A surgical procedure for women done in a hospital under a general or local anaesthetic.

The fallopian tubes are closed or tied off to prevent eggs from being fertilized and from travelling and implanting in the uterus.

Procedure:

This is a medical operation done in a hospital.

Effectiveness

99%

Average cost

Covered by your provincial health card

Pros

  • No long term health risks
  • Simple procedure with few complications
  • Covered by provincial health card
  • No future worries about birth control

Cons

  • Invasive procedure requiring surgery
  • Permanent, usually can’t be reversed
  • Does not protect against STD/HIV
  • Involves some post-op pain