- Health Topics
- Birth Control
- 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.
This is a medical operation done in a hospital.
Covered by your provincial health card
- No long term health risks
- Simple procedure with few complications
- Covered by provincial health card
- No future worries about birth control
- Invasive procedure requiring surgery
- Permanent, usually can’t be reversed
- Does not protect against STD/HIV
- Involves some post-op pain