tubal ligation

noun

Definition of tubal ligation

: ligation of the fallopian tubes that by preventing passage of ova from the ovaries to the uterus serves as a method of female sterilization

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Recent Examples on the Web In 2016, the FDA ordered the pharmaceutical company Bayer to gather additional data on Essure's risks and benefits and to compare them with laparoscopic tubal ligation -- a procedure commonly referred to as having one's tubes tied. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Essure birth control device tied to higher rates of pain and bleeding, FDA says," 8 July 2020 Pregnancy rates were similar among patients with Essure and those who got tubal ligation, Dr. Terri Cornelison, director of the FDA's Health of Women Program, said in a statement. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Essure birth control device tied to higher rates of pain and bleeding, FDA says," 8 July 2020 The interim data also show that women fitted with Essure had higher rates of gynecologic surgical procedures -- including surgery to remove Essure -- than patients who had tubal ligation. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Essure birth control device tied to higher rates of pain and bleeding, FDA says," 8 July 2020 In comparison, during a tubal ligation a doctor cuts and ties (or blocks) the fallopian tubes. Dara T. Mathis, SELF, "We Need to Stop Acting Like Vasectomies Are Heroic," 29 Aug. 2019 Silverstein learned what a tubal ligation was at age 18. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "This Woman Got Her Tubes Tied in Her 20s—After Years of Fighting With Doctors," 26 Sep. 2019 One day of operations: A C-section, a lumpectomy, and a tubal ligation were like a series of crashing waves. Christine Kalafus, Longreads, "Renovating a Family," 28 Dec. 2019 In Michigan, a woman diagnosed with a brain tumor was denied a tubal ligation following a cesarean delivery at a Catholic hospital. Rikha Sharma Rani, USA TODAY, "Worried about abortion laws? Catholic hospital mergers also seen as threat to women's health care," 27 Dec. 2019 But at a Catholic hospital, the same woman often must schedule a second surgery at a different hospital to get a tubal ligation. Washington Post, "Wisconsin’s Catholic hospitals limit reproductive procedures," 21 Dec. 2019

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circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Tubal ligation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubal%20ligation. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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tubal ligation

noun

Medical Definition of tubal ligation

: ligation of the fallopian tubes that by preventing passage of ova from the ovaries to the uterus serves as a method of female sterilization

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