In recent years, family planning strategies are gaining immense popularity. A woman can opt for the sterilization procedure if she decides to limit the number of kids she bears.
Tubectomy or Tubal ligation is tying or ligating the fallopian tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus. It is an irreversible process, i.e., a woman cannot get pregnant post-surgery. Tubectomy can be performed along with the C-section, combining two surgical procedures to avoid more incisions, anesthesia, and financial burden later. The surgical procedure is an effective form of a birth control strategy that prevents the movement of eggs from the ovaries to the womb. However, the surgery does not affect the menstruation cycle or sexual activity.
Every surgery brings risks or complications. Similarly, tubectomy comes with its risks. They are:
Some women may experience Post-tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS) with symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal drying, disturbed sleep patterns, heavy menstrual flow, etc.
If the symptoms mentioned above persist for a long time after a tubectomy, you must seek immediate medical attention. Do not self-medicate at any cost.
Tubectomy can cost around 75,000 INR to 4,50,000 INR. Both birth givers have to consent to tubectomy since it is permanent.
Yes. To avoid contracting STDs, you must use a condom. Tubectomy does not prevent STDs.
Absolutely. The surgical procedure does not negatively affect sex hormones, periods, and sex life.
There is less than a 1% chance of pregnancy after the surgery. However, if you still get pregnant, you will need immediate medical attention as you may have an ectopic pregnancy.
Performing tubectomy soon after C-section is best to avoid multiple surgeries in the future, but this is possible only with the patient’s consent. The surgery may also take place within three to four days after a natural delivery. If a woman wishes to not have kids in the future, she can undergo surgery within a week after her menstruation cycle.