Monday, October 5, 2009

Tubal Ligation (絕育手術)

Tubal ligation is a permanent birth control procedure commonly known as "having your tubes tied."
The procedure prevents pregnancy by preventing transport of the egg to the uterus and by blocking the passage of sperm up the fallopian tube to the egg.

How to perform this surgery?

There are 2 methods to perform this surgery:

1) Immediately after the childbirth. A incision is made below the umbilicus (臍).
Both fallopian tubes ( 輸卵管) are identified and ligated by using a string.

Fallopian tubes (輸卵管) are ligated and disconnected.

2) Keyhole surgery by using a laparoscope ( 腹腔鏡) equipped with a camera. Both fallopian tubes are clipped by staples.

Fallopian tubes are clamped by Staples

Who should do it?

a)Women who have completed their family and do not have any intention for further pregnancy.

b)Women with underlying medical illness that make them not suitable to pregnant.

How effective is Tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy ?

The failure rate of tubal ligation is 1 in 200. It means every 200 women who had tubal ligation, 1 of them may still get pregnant eventually.

What is the side effect of tubal ligation?

This surgery is a common operation and can be done safely by the doctor. Long term side effect is not commonly happen.
There is no medical evidence to associate tubal ligation with menses disturbance, sexual dysfunction and hormonal imbalance.


tubal reversal said...

an excellent post to show tubal ligation surgery.

Lilita Rayne said...

Yeah, the tubal ligation is a permanent birth control procedure, after sometimes many women decide to their reversal surgery because they want to have more children.