A surgical procedure providing a permanent contraceptive solution
Tubal ligation is a highly effective contraceptive method suitable for women who are sure they don't want any more children.
Tubal ligation involves a short medical procedure, usually 15-20 minutes long. It is carried out under local anaesthetic and sedation, using simple techniques to seal the fallopian tubes.
After this procedure has been performed, an egg cannot move from the ovary through the tubes (a woman has two fallopian tubes), and eventually to the uterus.
It also has no effect on a woman's hormones, so will have no effect on a woman and her partner's sex life.