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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Getting your tubes tied—also known as tubal ligation—is an incredibly effective way to prevent pregnancy. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Can You Get Pregnant With Your Tubes Tied? We Asked an Expert," 16 July 2019 Three years ago, India began officially urging women to choose it over tubal ligation, which the government had long promoted. New York Times, "Depo-Provera, an Injectable Contraceptive, Does Not Raise H.I.V. Risk," 13 June 2019 In 2013, a California audit found that 39 of the 144 women in the state’s prison system who underwent a bilateral tubal ligation between 2005 and 2013 did so under conditions of missing or dubious consent. Audrey Farley, Longreads, "We Still Don’t Know How to Navigate the Cultural Legacy of Eugenics," 20 June 2019 But, unlike a surgical sterilization procedure (tubal ligation), getting Essure doesn't require surgery or general anesthesia. Korin Miller, SELF, "Bayer Announced it Will Stop Selling Controversial Birth Control Device Essure in the U.S.," 23 July 2018 A few close-ups of a wailing baby and Siri and Alexa will be busy searching tubal ligation. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Mom-Coms Latch On to the Raw Reality of New Motherhood," 31 May 2018 Aurora also operates an ambulatory care center in Racine that performs laparoscopic tubal ligations. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Catholic-affiliated All Saints Hospital in Racine criticized for ceasing tubal ligation," 22 Feb. 2018 Most tubal ligations are outpatient procedures, performed laparoscopically under general anesthesia. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "Childfree by Choice: When You Don't Want Kids—But Your Doctor Won't Listen," 1 Mar. 2018 The Racine Journal Times on Sunday reported that Ascension-All Saints Hospital in Racine will cease offering tubal ligation procedures in July. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Catholic-affiliated All Saints Hospital in Racine criticized for ceasing tubal ligation," 22 Feb. 2018

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circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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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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