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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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 Heather had a successful tubal ligation three months later. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "Childfree by Choice: When You Don't Want Kids—But Your Doctor Won't Listen," 1 Mar. 2018 Asked why Ascension reportedly continues to provide vasectomies but not tubal ligations, the hospital also declined comment. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Catholic-affiliated All Saints Hospital in Racine criticized for ceasing tubal ligation," 22 Feb. 2018 Because a tubal ligation affects the fallopian tubes but not the uterus, embryos created in a lab can be transferred by a fertility specialist and carried to term. Jeanne Sager, Good Housekeeping, "My Daughter Became Our Family's Guardian Angel," 24 Aug. 2017

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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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