Tubal ligation is an irreversible or permanent method of contraception for women. Although there are options for seeking parenthood after tubal ligation, this procedure should only be performed if the woman is clear that her reproductive desire has been fulfilled.
Although tubal ligation is a contraceptive method that does not alter the menstrual cycle and does not require the administration of hormones, it does have some drawbacks:
- Surgical risks from the anesthesia and the intervention.
- It does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
- Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.
- Possibility of spontaneous recanalization.
In addition, the permanent nature of the procedure itself can be an advantage or a disadvantage if the woman wants to become a mother again.