tubal ligation


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tubal ligation

n.
A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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tubal ligation

n
(Surgery) the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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tub′al liga′tion


n.
a method of permanent sterilization for women, involving the surgical sealing of the fallopian tubes to prevent the ovum from passing from the ovary to the uterus.
[1945–50]
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tubal ligation

Surgery to tie off the fallopian tubes in order to cause sterility.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tubal ligation - a sterilization procedure with womentubal ligation - a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations
ligation - (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization
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Risk and contraception: What women are not told about tubal ligation? Womens Stud Int Forum 1993 Sep-Oct;18(5):471-486.
Tubal ligation is associated with significant pain, both during and after the operation.
Mother can sue doctor for negligent tubal ligation and wrongful birth.
PregLem said it plans to initiate a clinical proof of concept study and a Phase II study during 2011 for the prevention of post-surgical abdominal adhesions and/or endometriosis in patients with tubal ligation or comparable effective contraception.
Data from the Defensoria del Pueblo indicates that 272,028 tubal ligations were performed between 1996 and 2001.
In tubal ligation cases bacterial vaginosis (BV) was the most common (70.3%) vaginitis, followed by mixed infection (26.5%).
Tubal ligation is the second most popular form of contraception in the United States, coming in a close second to the birth control pill.
recently completed the acquisition of privately held Adiana Inc., which has developed a non-incisional alternative to tubal ligation for the permanent contraception of women.
Having a tubal ligation, a surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are tied to prevent pregnancy.
Taiwan also requires spousal notification, but not permission, for an abortion, vasectomy, or tubal ligation. In the United States, waiting periods before abortions are decided at the state level, and federally funded vasectomies require a 30-day waiting period.
Instead, we lawyers should be lobbying the Department of Children and Families to include, in the "plans" that DCF is mandated to offer its clients, full access to all forms of family planning, including the contraceptive patch and pill, the "morning after" pill, and condoms, as well as the permanent options of tubal ligation and vasectomy.